Pat Cummins sustained an injury to his left wrist during the initial stages of the final Test at The Oval. The severity of the issue will be evaluated in the upcoming days.
Cummins played with his heavily strapped wrist starting from the second day. Although it didn’t affect his bowling, he appeared more uncomfortable while batting.
After the Ashes, Cummins will enjoy a well-deserved break of at least three weeks. If he is not selected for the T20I leg of the South Africa tour, which begins in late August, his break may be extended even further. The squad is expected to be named next week.
On the first day in the field, I landed on my wrist while attempting a run-out. “It’s quite sore,” he said. We will assess it in the next few days and determine if any action needs to be taken.
Despite suffering from a shoulder injury, Mitchell Starc, a fellow fast bowler, displayed great determination by playing in the final Test.
His exceptional performance throughout the series, taking 23 wickets, earned him the prestigious Player-of-the-Series honor. It is worth noting that Starc only participated in one match during the 2019 series.
Cummins praised Mitchell Starc’s incredible effort in the game, despite coming off with a sore shoulder. Efficiently managing that aspect throughout the game required a significant step.
Starc expressed, “This series has been incredibly close, thrilling, and undoubtedly the most-watched one I’ve ever been a part of.”
These past few months have been remarkable; each person will have a unique perspective while sharing a common sentiment. Being a part of this series has been an incredible experience, with its ebbs and flows.
Cummins, who took 18 wickets at an average of 37.72 against England, was the sole Australian fast bowler to participate in all six Tests during the tour, which included the Ashes series and the World Test Championship final. Starc managed to play in five matches, while Josh Hazlewood only featured in four Ashes Tests after being withdrawn from the India game.
Despite a poor performance at Old Trafford and a shaky start to England’s second innings at The Oval, Cummins remained confident that Australia had not lost their momentum, even though the home side had performed better in the last three Tests after Australia had taken a 2-0 lead.
He said that while it is true that everyone becomes more fatigued, he does not believe it is a significant factor. We were unable to complete it. We missed some crucial moments.
Australia’s significant injury during the Ashes occurred to Nathan Lyon, who unfortunately sustained a calf strain on the second day at Lord’s. Cummins admitted that it is evident how crucial Nath is in any situation.
Cummins’ upcoming captaincy challenge will lead the team in the ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India in October and November.
He has only shown Australia in one series in the 50-over format so far. The upcoming summer Test schedule for their home matches includes three matches against Pakistan and two matches against West Indies. Following that, there will be a two-match series in New Zealand in March next year.