Australia Skipper Pat Cummins to seek medical attention for sore left wrist, may miss T20I series against South Africa
Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia, hurt his left wrist early on in the 5th and final Ashes Test against England at The Oval in London. He will get medical help for the injury.
Cummins' left wrist was heavily strapped from day 2 on, and he had a lot of pain while batting in the middle. However, he didn't have much problem bowling, which was good for Australia.
Several news sources say that the 30-year-old pacer will have to take three weeks off to make sure the problem doesn't get worse.
As of now, we don't know how bad his injury is, so his break could last longer than three weeks. If that happens, he might miss the T20I leg of Australia's upcoming tour of South Africa, which starts on Wednesday, August 30 at the Kingsmead in Durban.
The Kangaroos still haven't picked a travelling group for the same, but they may do so next week.
Cummins said that he hurt himself when he fell badly on his left wrist while trying to run out on the field on the first day of The Oval Test. While Cummins had to deal with the pain of his sore left wrist, Mitchell Starc, another pacer and part of the Australian fast-bowling cartel, played The Oval Test with an injury to his shoulder.
Starc only played in one Test during the last Test series in England, but he was able to play in four this time. He was named Australia's Player of the Series after taking 23 wickets at an average of 27.08, including two four-wicket hauls and one five-for.
"When I was going for a run-out on the first day, I fell and hurt my wrist. It hurts pretty bad. "Over the next few days, we'll figure out what needs to happen," Cummins said, as quoted by Crichistory.in
"It was a great effort for Mitchell Starc to leave this game with a sore shoulder. "It took a lot of work to keep doing that throughout this game," he said.