Kolkata Knight Riders confirmed that pacer Pat Cummins had been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2022 with a mild hip injury.
Regarded as one of the world's best in contemporary cricket, Cummins smashed a record-equalling fastest fifty to power Kolkata Knight Riders' to a comfortable five-wicket win over MI here on Wednesday
Cricket Australia said on Friday night that Smith will miss the white-ball leg of the tour of Pakistan to manage discomfort in his left elbow.
Hussey believed new KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer has a good cricketing brain and has proved his skills as a leader during his stint as Delhi Capitals captain.
The action in the second Test went into the final over of the match, where Pakistan managed to draw the game with Mohammad Rizwan batting out till the end to see his team through.
Australia vs Pakistan second Test: Pat Cummins strikes before lunch as Abdullah Shafique falls for 96
Cummins struck eight minutes before lunch to end an epic third-wicket stand of 228 between Shafique and Pakistan captain Babar with the score on 249.
The 28-year-old Mitchell Swepson replaced fast bowler Josh Hazlewood in the only change Australia made from the first test which ended in a draw on a docile wicket at Rawalpindi.
Skipper Babar Azam won the toss and made the call for Pakistan to bat first on a wicket which was devoid of grass and only had some early help for the spinners.
Warner and frontline pace bowling trio Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will play in the three-test series that starts March 4 before leaving to participate in the IPL.
Chappell also said that international cricketers don't need round-the-clock coaching and any technical issue is best sorted by fellow players.
Cummins, who took over as Australia's test captain immediately before the recent Ashes series against England, was criticized by some high-profile ex-international players for not backing Langer.
Former cricketers such as Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Mitchell Johnson, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne have slammed Cricket Australia and the members of the national team.
Test captain Pat Cummins will lead the squad later this month to Pakistan for a three-test series starting March 4 at Rawalpindi.
Langer, under whose tutelage Australia hammered England in the Ashes and also won the T20 World Cup for the first time last year, has been in service for the past four years.
Langer's contract extension will be up for discussion and both Finch and Test captain Pat Cummins are likely to be consulted by Cricket Australia before a final decision is made.