Pat Cummins has returned residence to Australia after a minor hip injury minimize brief his record-setting spell with the Kolkata Knight Riders within the Indian Premier League.
Australia’s Check skipper will endure two weeks of relaxation and rehabilitation to make sure he is match and able to lead his facet within the Check and one-day worldwide tour to Sri Lanka.
The 29-year-old paceman underwent an MRI scan on his proper hip on Tuesday earlier than the choice was made to curtail what Cummins referred to as an “amazing time” in his fifth IPL season.
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The spotlight of his keep got here not with the ball however with his whirlwind half-century for the Knight Riders, the joint-fastest 50, smashed off simply 14 balls, in IPL annals.
He was additionally getting again to his strike bowling finest, taking 3-22 within the win over Mumbai Indians on Monday, his finest figures in 5 matches for Kolkata this season.
“I had an amazing time in India, and I would like to thank KKR for taking care of my family and me,” Cummins stated in a video posted on the official Knight Riders’ web site.
“I wish all the team members the best of luck for the remainder of the tournament. I will be watching the games and be cheering on.”
Kolkata are nonetheless outsiders to achieve the knockout part of the IPL and Cummins, who took seven wickets all informed, desires to be in the most effective form attainable for the 5 ODIs and two Checks in Sri Lanka.
He’d already been rested for the Twenty20 leg of the tour however hopes to be able to proceed his Australia captaincy success when the primary ODI takes place in Kandy on June 14.
Cummins, who will even be a key determine within the T20 World Cup title defence in October, has made a outstanding begin to Check management, guiding Australia to a 1-0 victory in Pakistan after overseeing the triumph towards England whereas choosing up 21 Ashes wickets.