- India tour of Australia to begin from 27th November
- Pat Cummins talks about the “big” wicket of Virat Kohli he would be aiming for
- Pat Cummins has been named as vice-captain for Australia with both white and red-ball formats
India tour of Australia will begin from the 27th of November and will play in all 3 formats and the Australian speedster Pat Cummins said that Virat Kohli is the “big” wicket which he would be targeting in the series against India adding that keeping the visiting captain quiet in the tour will be crucial for the home side to win.
The Indian cricket team has reached Australia for a full series which will include 3 One Day Internationals (ODIs), 3 T20 Internationals (T20Is) and 4 Test matches.
Cummins told Fox Cricket, “I think every side has that one or two batters and they are the big wickets. Most teams have their captain — Joe Root for England, Kane Williamson for New Zealand. You feel like if you get their wickets that goes a long way in winning the game,” and the first match will be played in Sydney.
He added, “He (Kohli) is always a big one. You commentators talk about him non-stop, so hopefully, we can keep him quiet”.
Cummins has been named vice-captain in both white and red-ball format and is among the 11 Australian players who are currently under quarantine after returning from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL but did not make it to the playoffs because of low Net Run Rate.
Their quarantine period will end on the eve of the opening ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Pat Cummins said, “It’s good to be back here in Sydney. Obviously, we are locked down but we are let out for couple of hours a day.
“We’ve been in the middle of it (cricket in bio-secure bubbles) for three or four months now so we’re starting to get used to it”.
He added, “But it will be weird – we get out Thursday night and then we will go and join the boys at a hotel but there’s a good chance we won’t see them until we literally turn up to the SCG on Friday.”
Cummins said they know India is a very ferocious team but claimed Australia is well prepared to give India a tough fight in the series.
Cummins said, “It’s going to be huge. Obviously, we’re back here on home soil. other than spending a lot of times in hotels and bubbles I feel like our preparation has actually been really good.
“We went over to the UK and had a good tour there. Most of the boys here have been playing 14 T20 matches in the last few weeks and the other guys coming in will be playing shrewd cricket. So, it feels like we are all firing up and got a lot of stuff behind us”.
Pat Cummins said in the last couple of year he has developed as a bowler.
On the ICC Men’s bowling ranking he ranks:
T20I: 19 Cummins said, “I was probably a bit quicker a few years ago but I feel like in the last couple of years I got better, learning different tempos within the game and also when I am bowling. I feel I got a bit more control on swing and seam,” and added, “Whatever conditions we come up with, I have got a couple of tools I can go to.”