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Pat Cummins All Set For The Indian Challenge
By CricShots - Nov 19, 2018 2:07 pm
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The Fiery Australian pacer Pat Cummins is all geared up to play a Test match after bowling  20 overs for New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield game against Queensland at Manuka Oval in Canberra. He came back to the national squad in a recent ODI series against South Africa after a back injury had put him out of action for six months said that he felt fresh even after a grinding day which further ensured he was now fit and ready to play the longest format of the game.

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Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood

Talking to the reporters after the game, Cummins said, “Anytime you come off a lay-off you’ve got an idea of how you’re traveling but it’s not until you play a game that you get a feel for how your form is. For me, not bowling heaps in games over the past few months, knowing I can bowl 20 overs in a day pretty easy, my legs still fresh and I feel ready to do it again in the second innings. I feel like I’m ready for a Test match now.”

Cummins bowled a spell of 3/41 in his 20 overs giving a good account of himself ahead of the marquee Test series against India which will commence in Adelaide, next month.

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The fast bowler said, “I feel like I’ve covered most of the areas you’re going to get in a Test match, and you know what kind of space you’re in and how you’re bowling, so it was a great hit out before India.”

After his injury, Pat Cummin was playing his first first-class match along with his Australia teammates Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon, who in all likelihood is going to feature in the first Test against India.

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Pat Cummins geared up for the Indian challenge

The Australian pace quartet which has become Australia’s mainstay in the longest format over the last few years will again have a job on their hands against a potent Indian lineup and Cummins was resolute they will yet again rise up to the occasion.

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Pat explained, “We’ve shown when we bowl together, and bowl well, more often than not we’re going to get 20 wickets. Especially for me, in my role, we’ll bowl a spell of bouncers a game, a spell with the old ball just before the new ball, so I got all that practice in, got some miles in the legs.”

India’s tour of Australia will commence with a three-match T20I series on November 21 before the two teams will clash in a four-Test series which starts on December 6 in Adelaide.