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Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, two of Australia's premier quicks, will not be available to the team during their Tests against Pakistan in October.
Both men are undergoing rehabilitation for back injuries and, according to physiotherapist David Beakley, will not recover in time to play the two-Test series in the UAE. "Pat and Josh are progressing well from their lumbar bone stress injuries but are not bowling, so unfortunately they will not be at the level required for Test match intensity come October."
"Barring any setbacks, we are hopeful that Pat and Josh will return via the back-end of the JLT One-Day Cup, with the aim of them being available for the ODI Series against South Africa in November as they build towards the Indian Test Series." Beakley said before offering better news for Australia and their chances in the upcoming season.
"Mitchell Starc is back to unrestricted training and remains on track for the Test Series against Pakistan"
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