Sydney - Australia paceman Pat Cummins will return home
after the one-day international series in India to freshen up for the Ashes
Test series, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
Cummins, who has a history of injuries, will play out the
current five-match ODI series but will miss Australia's three Twenty20
internationals with India next month.
"Pat has played a considerable amount of cricket this
year after a long period away from the game due to injury," chief selector
Trevor Hohns said in a statement.
"His body has handled the return to international
cricket well, but we believe the best plan for him ahead of the Ashes series is
to return home to refresh, both mentally and physically, before he prepares for
(four-day) Sheffield Shield cricket."
The Ashes Test series against England begins in Brisbane on
CA said a decision on a replacement for Cummins in
Australia's squad for the India T20 matches will be announced shortly.