Australia’s premier pacer Pat Cummins, who is following a 14-days quarantine in Sydney after returning from the UAE, has not yet confirmed his availability for the limited-overs leg against India. The speedster is selected to play in white-ball as well as the red ball series. The three-match ODI series will be played from November 27 to December 2 followed by three-match T20 series scheduled from December 4 to 8. And, the Test series will be played from December 17 to January 15.
Pat Cummins reasoned that living in the bio-bubble for an extended period might be mental fatigue. So, he stated that he would have an open discussion with Australia’s team management because they are going to be in the same environment for a long.
“(I) haven’t made a final decision on that yet. (It’s) unprecedented times with so many people spending a large portion of time in these bubbles so we’re going to keep all the conversations open, chat about that a bit closer to when we all get together,” Cummins said when asked about resting ahead of the Test summer.
“There’s always cricket on, so we’ll make sure we’re all open about that, having those conversations,” said the 27-year-old during a video conference as reported by ‘cricket.com.au’.
Some players might just need a little rest: Pat Cummins
Cummins added that he would not be amazed to know that some players have pulled out of the tours to take rest because of the tiring new norms.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s times throughout the summer where some players might just need a little rest knowing not only how busy this next couple of months is but also a tour of South Africa (February-March) and a few away tours next year,” said Cummins, who has taken 143 wickets from 30 Tests.
However, further Pat Cummins said that he was in a good place although he had to live for long in bio-bubbles during the England tour followed by the recently concluded IPL 2020.
“Coming in fresh to those tours it doesn’t feel like the end of the summer, it feels like I’m ready to start the tour and in a pretty good place.”
Meanwhile, Team India has started outdoor training in Sydney after passing the COVID-19 test.