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Cricket Australia today announced that young pace sensation Pat Cummins will take no further part in Australia's Tour of the British Isles, after sustaining a left side-strain during the first ODI against England at Lord's. Cummins was taken to the cleaners in that match, and would have been desperate to make an improved showing in Game 2 on Sunday, but will now have to watch from the sidelines as his team attempts to draw level in the series in the second game at the Oval.
Cummins will return home on Monday, and the National Selection Panel has decided against sending over a replacement as there are sufficient fast-bowlers available for selection in the squad. James Pattinson could replace Cummins in match 2, with Ben Hilfenhaus another option.
Australian team Doctor John Orchard, said: "Pat sustained an abdominal muscle strain on his left side during the first ODI at Lord's. Whilst he was able to complete his ten overs, he was sore after the game and was scanned, the results of which have revealed a medium grade side-strain. This will keep him out of the remainder of the England tour. His return to cricket will be decided in due course, based on follow-up examinations in Australia."
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