India vs Australia: Pat Cummins to replace Mitchell Starc for the Ranchi Test

India vs Australia: Pat Cummins is a tall, fast bowler who just scalped an eight-wicket haul and the Man of the Match at Sydney

Hours after Mitchell Starc pulled out of the Ranchi Test, there were many names making the rounds. Finally, Australia has backed Pat Cummins as Mitchell Starc’s replacement. From the outside it seems to be a horses for courses replacement. Pat Cummins is a tall, fast bowler who just scalped an eight-wicket haul and the Man of the Match at Sydney. Surely, Starc out is a big headache for the visitors, who got their early wickets in the match, courtesy Starc.

Meanwhile, Peter Siddle has not backed the selection of Cummins, saying it will backfire. So coming into the Test, Cummins would be nervous who knows this is a real big opportunity he has got.

There has also been other reshuffles to the complexion of Cricket Australia. Darren Lehmann has been released and David Saker takes over as head coach for the One Day Internationals against India.

There has also been a controversy, the DRS gate, Steven Smith is the protagonist here. Apparently he shrouded the rules of the game by looking for help from the dressing room. The series is squared at a mouthwatering stage at 1-1. India will eye for a seventh successive series win in Tests.

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