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Young Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has been forced to quit Australia A's tour of South Africa.
Australia go into Friday's first Test with South Africa aiming to replace the tourists as the world No 1 Test side.
Pat Cummins is expected to miss most of the Australian season after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back.
Wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has been left out of the Australia squad for the first Test against South Africa.
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins will play no further part in the one-day series against England due to a side strain.
Doug Bollinger hopes Australia's struggles with the ball will help him reclaim a place back in the Test team to face India.
Australia paceman Pat Cummins is expected to be out of action until at least mid-January with a heel injury.
Australia could hand a Test debut to teenage paceman Pat Cummins against South Africa in Johannesburg.
Teenage debutant Pat Cummins inspired Australia to a five-wicket victory against South Africa in the first T20 international.
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West Indies lead New Zealand by 47 runs with 4 wickets remaining
Sir Ian Botham says Alastair Cook is showing more aggression and resilience as skipper.
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