Melbourne - Australian
fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood were on Thursday ruled out of
the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates as
they continue to recover from injury.
Both players missed the recent one-series against England as their struggle to get over lumbar bone stress issues.
has played since Australia's scandal-plagued tour of South Africa
earlier this year, which saw skipper Steve Smith and opener David Warner
banned for a year over a ball-tampering incident.
Starc, who also missed the England tour, is back training and on track
for the first Test against Pakistan, scheduled for October.
and Josh are progressing well from their lumbar bone stress injuries but
are not bowling," said team physiotherapist David Beakley.
"So unfortunately they will not be at the level required for Test match intensity come October."
said they aimed to be available for the one-day series against South
Africa at home in November as they build towards the summer Indian Test