Australian speedster Pat Cummins is unsure about his availability in the white-ball series against India. The series starts from November 27 and Cummins has yet not confirmed his availability. he played all the 14 games for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, which took a toll on his body. Though Cummins said that he is feeling fresh after coming out of the bio-secure bubble in the IPL, he is not sure if he can play the first leg of the tour.
“(I) haven’t made a final decision on that yet. (It’s) unprecedented times with so many people spending a large portion of time in these bubbles so we’re going to keep all the conversations open, chat about that a bit closer to when we all get together,” Cummins said when asked about resting ahead of the Test summer.
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The Aussie pacer further said that since cricket is played all year round, players need to be intelligent with their choices as well.
“There’s always cricket on, so we’ll make sure we’re all open about that, having those conversations,” Cummins further added.
Pat Cummins has also been announced as the vice-captain of both the Test and the limited-overs side for the series. The limited-overs series is to be held in Sydney and Canberra ahead of the four-match Test series, beginning in Adelaide on December 17.
Cummins was part of multiple bubbles having played ODI and T20I cricket against England in Southampton and Manchester before flying down to the UAE for the IPL. He is now in Sydney spending 14 days quarantining and will join the squad on November 27, the day of the opening one-dayer at the SCG.
Pat Cummins also spoke on the advantages of the bio-bubble where he spent more than three months.
“One of the benefits of being in a bubble in the UAE was we didn’t spend much time traveling. A normal IPL we’re on a flight every second day, different city, so I think sometimes that can be as draining as the playing part” concluded the Aussie pacer.