The Australian speedster, Pat Cummins has declared himself ready for Tests against India after grinding through 20 overs for NSW in their JLT Sheffield Shield match against Queensland. Moreover, Pat took three for 41, as he helped his team register their first Shield win of the season.
I am ready for Tests – Pat
Meanwhile, Cummins made a return to the Australian setup in a recent ODI series against South Africa. Earlier, he had sustained a back injury that had put him out of action for six months. Now, with India Tests all set to begin on December 6th in Adelaide, the fast bowler says he is set and ready for the five-day cricket.
“Anytime you come off a lay-off you’ve got an idea of how you’re travelling but it’s not until you play a game that you get a feel for how your form is,” Pat Cummins said.
“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.” he added.
Pat Cummins says he feels he has covered most of the areas upon his return from injury, and he is in the right space ahead of big series. The fast bowler, who couldn’t inspire Australia to win the ODIs over South Africa opines his preparation would do a world of good to the hosts against India.
“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.” Cummins further added.
Aussies all set for India series – Cummins
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old was playing his first first-class match since March. However, with him, there were other teammates like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon, who are likely to play the first Test.
“We’ve shown when we bowl together, and bowl well, more often than not we’re going to get 20 wickets,” Cummins said. “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.” Pat Cummins concluded.
However, India’s big-daddy tour of Australia begins with the first of three T20Is at the Gabba, Brisbane on Wednesday (November 21st).