Melbourne: Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins were on Thursday recalled as Australia named a full strength squad in search of an elusive...
Australia will open the season against Afghanistan in a one-off Test that begins on November 27.
The move will leave coach Justin Langer without seven of his best players four months out from the T20 World Cup to be held in October and November.
The 38-member Australians landed in the country two weeks ago after a stopover in Maldives due to travel ban from Covid-ravaged India.
"Cummins, despite a multi-million dollar IPL contract, has already said he will not return to the T20 tournament this season," a report in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' said
The fast bowler, who is ranked No. 1 in Test bowlers' rankings, has played just two Tests in India and picked eight wickets.
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The lucrative league was indefinitely suspended on May 5 after four players and two coaches from four different teams tested positive inside the bio-bubble.
The right-handed batsman has played 10 matches and scored 446 runs at an average of 26.23 in his Test career
Postponement of IPL after multiple cases of Covid inside the bio-bubble has led to a big question-mark on whether the marquee ICC event should be held in India where a third wave is expected around that time
"Last year we had the IPL held over in the UAE and that was an incredibly well-run tournament," Cummins added.
Shaw was out in the 16th over after facing 41 balls, hitting 11 fours and three sixes but, by then, the match was as good.
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Cummins also urged fellow players who are participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, to come forward and donate for the same.
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