Australia captain Pat Cummins says he has fully recovered from a wrist injury and hopes to play all three ODIs against hosts India, starting Friday.
While Cummins returns, Australia still won’t have the services of pace bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for the first match in the northern Indian city of Mohali.
“I am feeling pretty good, pretty much 100%, and hope to play tomorrow and play all the games,” Cummins told journalists.
But the Australian pace spearhead said Starc, who is recovering from a groin injury, and Maxwell, from an ankle injury, won’t play “but will be available later in the series”.
Most of Australia’s top players are also key members of different franchises in the IPL, and Cummins said they “have pretty good information” about the local conditions.
He said they hoped to try different team combinations and players against India to prepare for the ODI World Cup in India next month.
“Hopefully we will get a few answers in the next few games,” Cummins said.
Australia, along with India and England, are seen as three top contenders going into the World Cup.
India have rested captain Rohit Sharma and batting superstar Virat Kohli for the first two ODIs and also hope to try different players before the tournament.
India will be led by KL Rahul in the absence of Sharma, who returns with other key players for the final match of the series.
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