starts in
days hours mins

Cummins to Stay Back in UAE After Behrendorff Illness

Cricketnext Staff |March 29, 2019, 5:22 PM IST
Cummins to Stay Back in UAE After Behrendorff Illness

Australia pacer Pat Cummins has been asked to stay back in the United Arab Emirates after an illness ruled out Jason Behrendorff of the fourth ODI on Friday. Cummins was set to miss the remaining two ODIs against Pakistan and return home to rest ahead of the World Cup.

Cummins did not play the first two matches and returned to the XI for the third game, where he picked up 3 for 23. Prior to that game, he picked up 14 wickets from five ODIs in Australia's series win in India.

Australia will now have three frontline quicks to choose from for the final two matches of the series in Dubai; Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson and Cummins.

Team management are sweating on fitness to other key pacers, with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood recuperating from injuries. They, along with Jhye Richardson, are expected to be fit for the World Cup.

Behrendorff's illness will also add to the woes of Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians, who have already lost the services of New Zealand pacer Adam Milne. MI will wait to hear about the status of Behrendorff's illness before taking a decision on whether to ask for a replacement.

On Thursday, West Indies paceman Alzarri Joseph had joined MI as replacement for Milne.

Related stories

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
see more