Australia’s adaptability prepares for Lucknow’s unknown

Pat Cummins

When Australia takes on South Africa on October 12 at Lucknow’s Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes his team is prepared to accept the unknown.

Australia is prepared for the upcoming challenges

After the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), the grounds at the Lucknow stadium were dug up due to the curator’s dismissal following a low-scoring T20I match between India and New Zealand in January. Australia will be adaptable on the freshly built surface, according to Maxwell.

It’s a bit of an unknown here, think they’ve ripped up the whole ground and started again after the IPL. India also had a T20 here where they struggled to chase down. I think, 99 against the Kiwis earlier in the year. With that in mind, I think it will be a fresh start for the whole ground, turn up on the day and see how it looks,”. Maxwell was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

He continued by saying that Australia was fortunate to have two straight games in Lucknow. At the same stadium, the Pat Cummins-led team will play Sri Lanka following the contest against the Proteas.

We are prepared for whatever conditions come our way over the next few games. Suppose we are lucky to be in Lucknow for two games in a row,” he added.

It said that there are variations in the conditions in India. He also discussed the Chennai surface, saying that Australia believe they handled the ball quite well on the spin-friendly field.

“You know when you come to India you will be faced with a whole heap of different conditions. Whether it be flat wickets that don’t bounce or dry wickets that turn quite a bit. We feel like we’ve been testing ourselves a fair bit in training, feel ready to face whatever challenge, Australia just came up against a very good bowling line-up the other day. Felt like we created enough chances with the ball,” the all-rounder added.

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