Australia National Cricket Team Test skipper Pat Cummins has said that he didn’t follow the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022, where Sri Lanka won, but he saw that the modern-day batting great Virat Kohli scored his 71st international century in the tournament.
Kohli was in top-notch form in the Asia Cup 2022 and he finished as the second highest run-getter in the multi-nation tournament. He smashed 276 runs in five matches, including two fifties and a sensational century.
Cummins, who will lead Australia’s bowling attack in the upcoming tour of India, said that getting Kohli out will be a challenge for the Aussies.
“To be totally honest, I didn’t see any of that tournament. I think Sri Lanka won? Honestly, I didn’t see any of it. I saw Virat Kohli, I think he scored a hundred, yeah he’s a class player, he was always going to return to form at some point in time. He’s going to be a challenge this next week,” Cummins said on Sunday while replying to a Hindustan Times query.
The Australia tour of India 2022 consists of a three-match T20I series that will be played on September 20, September 23 and September 25 in Mohali, Nagpur and Hyderabad.
“I think a lot of games in India are played at a different pace as compared to Australia, the boundaries are normally a bit smaller. I think you need to adapt really quickly, you will have some days where the wicket is a bit slower, then cutters and those types of things are really important for the bowlers.
“So, everyone here has played a lot in India and everyone understands it. It is a format you have to be up for, and if it does not work on the day, then you need to move on quickly from it,” he added.
Had a bit of a chat with him, and he said he’s in a good space – Pat Cummins on Aaron Finch
While talking about skipper Aaron Finch, who recently retired from ODIs, Cummins said that the veteran opener is in a good space.
“Just the normal Aaron Finch, he has been great. Had a bit of a chat with him, and he said he’s in a good space. Even in the ODIs, he knew it was time in his own mind. He seems fantastic, it was only 12 months ago that he led us to a T20 World Cup victory so he is raring to go, and he will be a key player as he always is.”
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