Australia vs India: Pat Cummins considers Virat Kohli the ‘big’ wicket he would focus on in upcoming series


Australian speedster Pat Cummins is expected to view Virat Kohli as the ‘big’ wicket he would target in the coming series against India, saying it would be crucial to keep the visiting captain quiet for the home team’s chances. The Indian cricket team is currently in Australia for a full run with three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals, followed by a four-test rubber. The tour starts here with the ODIs on November 27. “I think every side has one or two batters and they are the big wickets. Most teams have their captain – Joe Root for England, Kane Williamson for New Zealand. Like you get their wickets that go a long way in winning the game, ”Cummins told Fox Cricket.

“He (Kohli) is always a big one. Your commentators talk about him non-stop, so hopefully we can keep him quiet,” he added.

Cummins, who has been named vice captain in both the white and red ball squads, is one of 11 Australian players currently in quarantine after returning from the UAE, where he played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL .

Their quarantine period ends on the eve of opening day against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

‘It’s good to be here in Sydney again. We are, of course, locked up, but we are released a few hours a day.

“We’ve been in the middle of it for three or four months now (cricket in bio-secure bubbles), so we’re getting used to it,” he said.

“But it will be weird – we’ll go out on Thursday night and then go to a hotel with the boys, but chances are we won’t see them until we literally come to the SCG on Friday.”

Cummins said Australia is well prepared to give India a tough fight in the series.

“It’s going to be huge. It is clear that we are back on our own soil here. Besides spending a lot of time in hotels and bubbles, I have the feeling that our preparation has been really good.

“We went to the UK and had a good tour there. Most of the guys here have played 14 T20 matches in the last few weeks and the other guys who come in play cricket in a clever way. So it feels like we all are. pile of stuff behind us, ”he said.

The imposing pacemaker said he has developed as a bowler in recent years.


“I was probably a little faster a few years ago, but I feel like I’ve gotten better over the years by learning different paces within the game and also when I’m bowling. have control over swing and seam., “said Cummins.

“Whatever conditions we come up with, I have a few tools that I can turn to.”

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