LIVE: 'Gutted' Cummins' classy response to saga

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The Australian campy has been rocked connected crippled day, with skipper and the world's champion bowler - Pat Cummins - ruled retired of the 2nd Test.

Cummins was deemed a adjacent interaction aft eating astatine an Adelaide edifice past night, and indispensable present isolate for 7 days arsenic per the state's COVID-19 rules.

It could person been worse, with Cricket Australia confirming chap bowlers Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon were eating astatine the aforesaid restaurant, but sitting astatine a antithetic table, truthful are lone casual contacts.

With Josh Hazlewood already retired injured, it had the imaginable to decimate the full Australian bowler onslaught from the archetypal match.

While it's devastating for Cummins - and for Australia to an grade - it means Michael Neser yet gets his Test debut.

The Queensland swingman has been successful the Australian squad for immoderate time, and served arsenic the team's 12th antheral connected a fig of occasions. While helium has fielded successful a Test lucifer arsenic portion of those responsibilities, helium has ne'er been presented with his ain baggy green.

The 31-year-old has played 70 first-class games and averages 24.47. His quality to plaything and seam means helium should relish bowling with the pinkish Kookaburra successful the day-night Adelaide match.

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