Pat Cummins has flown to Australia to attend a family illness

Australia captain Pat Cummins has flown home to attend to a ‘serious family illness’ but will return later this week in time to partake in the preparations for the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series in Indore.

Although unlikely, in the event that Cummins has to miss a Test, his deputy Steve Smith will take over captaincy duties, as he had done in the last two Tests in Adelaide.