Injuries have plagued Australia’s young pace bowlers in the past year
Young up and coming Australia pace bowlers Pat Cummins and James Pattinson have expressed their delight at Cricket Australia’s rotation policy for the upcoming Test series against South Africa in November.
National coach Mickey Arthur stated that Cummins, Pattinson and Mitchell Starc will constantly be rotated in order to balance out their workload and decrease their chances of sustaining any injuries.
Cummins and Pattinson truly believe that Cricket Australia are doing everything possible to ensure that their health and safety is a priority as all costs.
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Cummins as saying: “There’s a few young people who are at risk of injury so the aim is to try to keep us all on the park. It’s probably going to be tough to take if one of us gets a man-of-the-match [award] and has to miss the next game. But it’s good that they’re looking after us.”
Pattinson also voiced his support for the rotation policy.
“We do have a plan for the 12 months coming up … and hopefully it goes to plan, but it’s in place and they are looking after us, I can definitely see where they’re coming from. As a fast bowler you don’t want to miss games but there’s so much cricket all over the world now. We are a pretty young bowling side and we don’t want to get burnt out too early, as much as we want to play we do listen to them, they really have us in their best interests. The way they are doing it now is very good and that will hold us in good stead come three or four years once we reach that age of 25 and our bodies are more mature,” Pattinson said.