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AUS VS WI: Aus to Go For Win With One Bowler Short as Pat Cummins Ruled Out Due to Injury

AUS VS WI: Australia captain Pat Cummins was unable to enter the field due to some right quadricep tightness. He was missing at the start of the fourth innings, raising questions about his physical condition. Scott Boland replaces Cummins as a fielder.

AUS VS WI: Pat Cummins Injured

Pat Cummins, Australia’s captain, will miss the first Test against the West Indies due to discomfort in his right quadriceps, which will hamper their efforts to win.

Cricket Australia declared that “Pat Cummins is experiencing some mild right-sided quadricep soreness. He will continue to be monitored by team medical staff. His availability to bowl in the second innings will be assessed on an ongoing basis.”

Cummins was not there as Australia took the field with a 497-runs advantage. Steve Smith is serving as the team’s captain. Scott Boland filling in as a fielder in lieu of the normal leader.

By bowling the opposing team’s captain Kraigg Brathwaite yesterday Cummins took his 200th Test wicket. He became the 19th Australian male player to accomplish the milestone and the first to do so with a wicket average of under 22 runs.

AUS VS WI Match Update: Marnus Labuschagne Scores Another Ton

In the Perth Test against an injured West Indies, Marnus Labuschagne added an unbeaten century to his first-innings 204. This helped Australia declare before noon on the fourth day with a lead of 498.

He joined Greg Chappell and Doug Walters as the only other Australians to record a double-century and a century in the same Test. He glanced to the boundary as he approached the goal shortly before noon. To the joy of the little audience, he removed his helmet and raised his arms in celebration.

Warner got dismissed for 48 in the first session. He lost a chance to post a significant score. After making a great start, Warner failed to capitalise and was defeated by spinner Roston Chase shortly after the morning drink break.

Time to Plan Some Rest for Players

Australia has a heavy Test schedule coming up in 2023, including tours of India and England. Australia’s selectors did have a vague strategy in place for how they would manage their fast bowlers across five back-to-back Tests this summer.

It’s possible that some players will rest. With only a four-day break between the Perth and Adelaide Tests against the West Indies and just five, four, and four days between each of the three Tests against South Africa, the selectors’ management strategy was entirely dependent on how much Australia’s quicks would bowl and the surfaces they would bowl on.

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