Australia Tour of Pakistan: Cummins unleashes secret weapon


Australia Tour of Pakistan: Pat Cummins unleashes secret weapon Australia’s Pat Cummins & Co are all geared to nail reverse swing in Pakistan tour. The visitors began practising the same heading into the sub-continent. Follow PAK vs AUS live updates on InsideSport.IN

“We had a spin bowling net, we practised a lot of reverse swing bowling which can come into it in Pakistan,” Cummins said as quoted by foxsports.com.au

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“It’s the reality of playing over there. A lot of time the ball just reverse swings. We didn’t really experience it this summer with short games, grassy wickets. Over there is can be a real weapon. (We are) Just trying to upskill that. We haven’t bowled a lot of reverse swing lately, but it’s a huge factor going to the subcontinent,” he added.

He also explained that the batters will have to face the above-mentioned challenge along with spin in Pakistan— a first of its kind after 1998 when Australia had toured Pakistan last time.

“The way you have to play spin and face reverse swing bowling, it can be quite different to what you might experience in a traditional Australian summer,” he further stated.

Australia Tour of Pakistan: Pat Cummins unleashes secret weapon for Pakistan tour says, ‘Reverse Swing going to be huge factor’

Australia Tour of Pakistan: Steve Smith to play a big role- Cummins also stressed the importance of vice-captain Steve Smith who last captained Australia during Bangladesh & India tours. The latter made three centuries on India tour and could prove to be crucial for captain Cummins who begin leadership role with 4-0 victory at home in Ashes.

“Steve Smith captained over in India, he’s played in India and seen other captains. He’s huge, not only for his runs, but he has performed and done well over there. He’s great for the younger batters who haven’t played over there to talk to. I feel lucky to have someone like Smithy there who has not only captained in the subcontinent but played there quite a bit,” he signed off.

  • Australian players will leave for the Pakistan tour in the next 24-48 hours.
  • Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc & Josh Hazlewood will look to play a key role in Pakistan.
  • Experienced batters Steve Smith & Usman Khawaja will be in focus while Marnus Labuschagne & Travis Head will be aiming to continue smashing form.

Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner. On standby: Sean Abbott, Brendan Doggett, Nic Maddinson, Matthew Renshaw

March 4-8: First Test, Rawalpindi

March 12-16: Second Test, Karachi

March 21-25: Third Test, Lahore

Australia Tour of Pakistan: Pat Cummins unleashes secret weapon for Pakistan tour says, ‘Reverse Swing going to be huge factor’

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