Australia’s fats bowling spearhead Pat Cummins feels that Aussie players, especially the bowlers, should prepare themselves to the full extent to avoid a repetitive batting spree of Indians like their last tour.
In a discussion with Cricket.co.au, Cummins recollected playing against India two summers back. He complimented India’s batting and said Australia’s fast bowlers will need to ‘take their medicine’ if they want to outlast India.
India’s first Test series win in Australia
Notably, the India tour of Australia in 2018-19 season was a historical season from tourists’ point of view. The batting show led by Cheteswar Pujara made the Aussie bowlers look like some average bowlers in the series that India won by a thumping 2-1.
Remembering the heroics of Pujara in the series, Pat Cummins said Pujara has his own batting style and he doesn’t get disturbed while making the winning road for his team.
“He’s one of those players that’ll take his time, he’s in his own little bubble and he doesn’t get disturbed by too much,” said Cummins to cricket.com.au.
“We’ve got to find a way to outlast him if he bats the way he did last time. There wasn’t too much in the pitch so you couldn’t manufacture anything.
Learned a lot since India tour of Australia in 2018-19
According to the Cricket Australia Website, Pat Cummins feels that he is a much better bowler now as he learnt things with each series he played.
“I think each Test I play, I learn a little bit about my own bowling,” he said. “I’ve probably played 10 or 15 Tests since that series and I feel like with each series I get a little bit better, added Kangaroo pacerman.
He explained further that he had learnt a lot from that series also. The test cricket could be brutal for you for such an extent that you can’t stop the opponent from batting a continuous second day unless you got them out.
“They showed us what you have to be, what level you have to be at, to be the best team in the world, signed off Cummins.