News – AU – Cummins back, but Warner still out


test opener David Warner will miss another game for NSW as he continues to recover from groin strain

Warner returned from his restrictive injury to play Australia’s final two Tests against India but wasn’t 100 percent fit

The harmful batsman played the one-day and Sheffield Shield games between NSW and Victoria last week

And Warner was banned from the Blues squad because of his shield game against Victoria, which begins Thursday at the Bankstown Oval in Sydney

The 34-year-old is still rehabilitating from the injury but could travel to Adelaide next week when NSW takes on South Australia in the Adelaide Oval

NSW made only the one change to the Shield roster that lost four wickets at SCG, replacing Hazlewood with National Vice-Captain Pat Cummins

It will be Cummins’ first red ball match since he was named series man after the Gabba Test

“We came up with a plan for Josh and with fast-paced games, back to back, we gave him this game,” said NSW coach Phil Jaques

“It’s been a busy season and we have to manage all of our players, especially the fast bowlers, so they all shoot towards the end of the season””

Victoria has stayed in Sydney after being asked to play this week’s home game at Bankstown Oval rather than the MCG over border closures

“It would have been nice to go back, but to keep the competition going and make sure everyone can meet the schedule as planned, we’re pretty happy to stay up here,” said Victoria captain Peter Handscomb last week

“We were very lucky to play (last week’s game, having promoted during Victoria’s suspension)”

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News – AU – Cummins back but Warner is still out