Business Standard – Australia is set to rest its fast-bowling trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and for the first three ODIs against India in a bid to manage their workload ahead of a busy international calender.

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  • Australia is set to rest its fast-bowling trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and for the first three ODIs against India in a bid to manage their workload ahead of a busy international calender.
  • Cummins has been Australia’s top performer with both the ball and the bat in the just-concluded Boxing Day Test in and coach insisted that it’s a great selection “conundrum” for the hosts for the ODI series which begins in on January 12.
  • Langer said Australia need to keep its players fit and fresh ahead of busy 2019, which includes a and an Ashes tour and hinted that Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood may be rested in the ODI series against India ahead of the two Tests against Sri Lanka.
  • But if you play every game – we’ve also got a and Ashes next year – we want him fresh for those things.”
  • Cummins, who has been Australia’s best fast bowler in the first three Tests against India with 14 wickets at an average of 20.07, had earlier missed the ODI series in England and the two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE owing to injuries.


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