Pat Cummins hopes that his team could keep Virat Kohli quiet during the whole tour which comprises of three-match ODI series followed by T20I series followed by four-match Test series. Notably, Team India’s captain will be with the team until the first Test match. He will miss the rest of the three Tests to attend the birth of his first child in January.
The premier pacer stated that for most of the teams captain’s wicket is big. Similarly, for India Virat Kohli‘s wicket is most precious. He believes that if they are able to get his wicket early, the game can be in the Australian hands.
“I think every side has that one or two batters and they are the big wickets. Most teams have their captain – Joe Root for England, Kane Williamson for New Zealand. You feel like if you get their wickets, that goes a long way in winning the game…He [Virat Kohli] is always a big one. You commentators talk about him non-stop, so hopefully, we can keep him quiet,” Pat Cummins said.
Australia is already: Pat Cummins
Cummins, who is quarantining in Sydney after returning from IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), revealed that the Aussies are well prepared to pose an imposing challenge to India.
“I feel like our preparation has actually been really good. We went over to the UK and had a good tour there. Most of the boys here have been playing 14 T20 matches in the last few weeks and the other guys coming in will be playing shrewd cricket. So, it feels like we are all firing up and got a lot of stuff behind us,” Pat Cummins reasoned.
Virat Kohli will be with the team in ODI and T20I series which will be played from November 27 to December 4. After playing the first day-night Test match in Adelaide, he will leave for India.