Pat Cummins set for Irish return

Cummins, who has not played since October last year due to stress fractures in his back, was already in Belfast as a non-playing member of the Australia A squad that completed a 93-run win over Ireland in their four-day game on Sunday.

updated: June 18, 2013 23:25 IST
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Belfast, UK: Rising Australia fast bowling hope Pat Cummins is to make an unusual return to action from injury by playing for the Northern Ireland Cricket Academy in Belfast on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old will play against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) before switching side two days later to play against Ireland Under-19s, who are preparing for their Under-19 World Cup qualifiers in the Netherlands in August.

Cummins's participation in the two matches comes after an agreement between Cricket Australia and Cricket Ireland.

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