Pat Cummins has represented Australia in  © Getty Images
Pat Cummins has represented Australia in 18 ODIs, 15 T20Is and a solitary Test © Getty Images

Pat Cummins has been left out of Australia A’s squad for the quadrangular series, Cricket Australia chief selector Rod Marsh has confirmed. Cummins, who suffered lower lumbar stress fracture against England in September 2015, was expected to be fit and ready for the Australia A assignment. The quadrangular series will also feature India A and South Africa A. Cricket Australia however dismissed claims of new injury, stating he isn’t match fit to play a full game. Cummins has represented his national side in 18 ODIs, 15 T20Is and a solitary Test. He made his international debut in 2011 against South Africa in a T20I. ALSO READ: India A set to tour Australia for quadrangular ODI series

Speaking about Cummins’ situation, Marsh was quoted by cricket.com.au saying, “Pat is going really well with his rehabilitation but is unlikely be ready to play at full match intensity during the Australia A tour. After discussions with Pat and the medical staff, we have decided to wait an extra month and look for him to return for New South Wales in the Matador Cup.”

Cummins himself is hoping to take things slowly. “It’s each little win, each little step being back in the gym for the first time, back running or having my first bowl trying to get to that next goal. But certainly the more breaks I’ve had the harder it’s gotten.”

Cummins’ last appearance for Australia was in ODI against England in September 2015, where he suffered his injury. He had earlier hoped to regain fitness and be in contention for selection to Australia’s squad for the tri-nation series in West Indies.