"Batters Will Have Their Own Plans": Pat Cummins On Combating India's Spin Attack
Australian captain Pat Cummins said that his batters would have the hardest time facing Indian spin bowlers on the Chepauk pitch in Chennai on Sunday, which is likely to have a lot of turn and grip. With Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin, India could have three spin bowlers on the pitch against Australia. "They have a good group of bowlers, especially at home." "They're going to be tough," Cummins said at the press meeting in Chennai on Saturday before the game.
But Cummins hoped that the fact that they had played against Indian spin bowlers before would help them.
"We've played them a lot, which is good." That means our batters will have their own ideas. A few times, we've been able to beat them. "They've also bowled well against us a few times," Cummins said.
A few Australian players had played in the IPL before, which Cummins thought would help them beat the tweakers.
"We've played a lot of games at MA Chidambaram." It looks like there's always a game here when we visit India. Some of the guys have also played for CSK or for this team in the IPL a lot. "So, it might be good for us," Cummins said.
David Warner recently batted with his right hand against Ashwin in the second ODI at Rajkot. Cummins did not rule out the idea that the experienced opener might try something new to deal with the spin.
"Okay, Davey, let's check to see if he hits with his right hand or left." "He's probably better with his left hand, but we'll see how he does," Cummins said.
Since Adam Zampa only bowls leg spin and Glenn Maxwell only bowls off-breaks part-time, the five-time champions don't have many spin choices.
In the third ODI between Australia and India, which was recently played in Rajkot, Maxwell took four wickets and let India score 40 runs. Australia's defence of 352 runs was strong.
Cummins wished Maxwell the best of luck with the ball and the bat.
"Max is a top-notch spin bowler, we've seen him." He was the only spin bowler in almost every World Cup match in 2015. In that third ODI against India, I thought he bowed really well. Yes, we do have 20 overs of spin if we need them.
"He has an amazing knack for making up for missed opportunities with the bat and the ball." Without a doubt, Maxi is going to have a big event, Cummins said.
Ray Lindwall is the only other pacer in history to have been captain of Australia. He said it's important to get off to a good start in an event that will last for a long time.
But the fact that India was also the clear choice at home didn't bother him.
"In the conditions you'd expect at home, they're probably the favourites to win the tournament." Yes, it would be great if we won tomorrow. If not, we know where we stand and may need to make some changes. "It should be a cracker," Cumins said.