Pat Cummins, Australia captain, reckoned that his side have a plan to tackle Indian bowlers in their opening match in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. The five-time champions will take on India on October 8 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Cummins pointed out that the Australians had played Indian spinners in the past and done pretty well. He also said that the win in the third ODI against India last month was a major boost for the team heading into the marquee event.
“It (preparation) starts with training for the next few days before the game. The Australian guys play a lot of spin. Our batting order had played a lot in India and done well, so they know most of the (Indian) bowlers and they have a plan (in place). We are really confident. We had a good win in the third ODI (in Rajkot), which is probably a bit closest to our strongest XI. We have had pretty good records in ODIs in India,” Cummins was quoted as saying by The Week.
I’m expecting a great tournament from Warner: Pat Cummins
Cummins further heaped praise on veteran batter David Warner for his aggressive style of play. Warner was in outstanding form during the most recent ODI series in India, scoring three consecutive half-centuries right ahead of the World Cup. The Aussie captain also said that the team is all set to take part in the ICC mega event.
“Dave’s (Warner) been fantastic in the last month, particularly in white-ball cricket. Not only is he scoring runs, he is being aggressive. He is taking the game on and getting the innings off to a great start. So, I’m expecting a great tournament from Dave. He has been consistent, and I am loving the way he is going about it,” said Cummins.
“Feels like a second home (in India). Preparations have been really good, with the five ODIs in South Africa and three against India. Feels like we have got enough games for our playing XI and the bench as well,” the Aussie added.