Cummins is hoping to be fully fit by the time Australia kickstart their Ashes campaign
Australia pace bowler Pat Cummins has announced that he is working towards making his international comeback at the start of the national team’s back-to-back Ashes series against arch-rivals England.
Cummins has been ruled out of his second consecutive Australian Test summer after sustaining a stress fracture in his back just prior to the start of the Test series against South Africa last year.
The 19-year-old was initially aiming to make his return during Australia’s tour of India next month, but has admitted that it will be impossible given his present condition.
Instead, Cummins noted that he will take a slow and steady approach to his recovery and will be aiming to regain his spot on the Test roster prior to the start of Australia’s Ashes campaign.
“I’m no chance for the India tour,” News.com.au quoted Cummins as saying. “Before I got injured, I was hoping to be on every tour, but at the moment my realistic hope is to be right for the Ashes in England.
“I will have been bowling for nearly five months before the Ashes come around, so personally I want to be ready for that. Hopefully the doctors agree.”