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Pat Cummins Says No Rest For Australia’s Fast Bowlers In Upcoming Test Series
By CricShots - Nov 28, 2023 1:29 pm
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Australia skipper Pat Cummins has stated that there will be no rest for the team’s fast bowlers in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan, West Indies, and New Zealand. The pacers will be expected to play all seven matches as Australia aims to qualify for the World Test Championship finale. 

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Cummins said that if the pacers are fully fit, none of them will be taking a break from the upcoming Test series. He expects the players to afford a break in white-ball cricket but can’t see anyone putting their hands up to take a break in the red-ball format.

The Australia skipper mentioned that if the pacers are fully fit, none of them will be taking a break from the upcoming seven Test matches. He expects the players to afford a break in white-ball cricket but can’t see anyone putting their hands up to take a break in the red-ball format.

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“You are always dealing with something as a bowler. When your hamstring starts to feel then you feel a pain somewhere else, then you wake up the next day and it’s moved somewhere else,” Pat Cummins was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

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Pat Cummins

He added, “Realistically the word rest and rotated gets thrown around a lot but you never miss a Test if you are fully fit. While over the last couple of years, we might have been rested from the odd game, the bulk of work we’ve been able to do is because of those small gaps. If we are fully fit we won’t be resting.”

Meanwhile, Cummins played all the five Test matches against England earlier in the year. All the other pacers were given rest at some point but the skipper kept his promise of playing all the matches.

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Pat Cummins now expects other pacers to do the same if their body permits. However, there’s no guarantee of them featuring in the playing XI as well. Scott Boland and Michael Neser have done well on home soil when it comes to Test cricket and hence, the team management might consider giving them an opportunity by dropping any of the regular pacers.