Australian skipper Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc addressed a group of reporters as the build-up to the home season with Pakistan venturing down under for a Test series. The Test series will be a part of the WTC 2023-25 campaign.
Australia have played a lot of cricket in the last eight to 10 months. They retained the Ashes, won the World Test Championship title and culminated it with the World Cup win. Skipper Cummins has been richly praised for his leadership skills.
Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc Eye Playing Entire Home Season In 2024
With the home summer approaching Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc are eyeing to play every Test match at home. Australia will first play three Test matches against Pakistan and then host West Indies.
“You’re always dealing with something as a bowler. When your hamstring starts to feel good, you suddenly feel pain somewhere else in your body and then you wake up the next day and it’s moved somewhere else in your body. Realistically, the words ‘rested’ and ‘rotated’ gets thrown around a lot, but you never miss a Test if you’re fully fit. While the last couple of years we might have been rested for the odd game, the bulk of work that we’ve been able to do (has helped). Potentially (it may happen), but if we’re fully fit, then we won’t be rested” Cummins said.
The pace bowling pair were present at the SCG to show off the World Cup trophy. At the interaction, they also confirmed they had registered for next year’s IPL but wouldn’t play a part in the upcoming BBL season with them focusing on the home summer.
“The mind and the body know what time of year it is. Particularly for Josh, Pat and I, it’s been done for a few summers now. It’s either been a quick transition between white ball to red ball or coming off a winter tour to summer. It’s nothing new to us, likewise for Smithy (Steve Smith) and Davey (David Warner) who have done it for a long time as well” Starc said to the reporters.
Australia interetsingly are now the only team to win the Champions Trophy, the World Test Championship and the World Cup titles.