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Ricky Ponting says Pat Cummins could miss crunch game

The Australian pursuit of a massive victory over Afghanistan to get the run rate boost needed to qualify for the semi-finals could be the catalyst for star quick Pat Cummins to miss Friday’s must-win game in Adelaide.

World Cup winning Australian captain Ricky Ponting conceded the selection panel might need to ponder the idea whether or not captain Aaron Finch recovers from a hamstring issue enough to play.

Australia needs a monster win and Ponting said should Finch recover, his 63 at the Gabba on Monday was enough for the battling captain to hold his spot.

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But the need for a massive victory to boost the defending champion’s net run rate and jump above England into second place in Group 1 could mean going batter heavy.

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