Pat Cummins is relying on his IPL expertise to ace in Chennai despite spin threat

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is apprehensive of the Jadeja-Ashwin-Kuldeep spin trio in Chennai and is relying on IPL experience to prevent a disaster. The Chennai pitch is designed to help spinners.

Australia skipper Pat Cummins is battling insomnia the night before the titanic match between India and Australia in Chennai. He acknowledges that the biggest obstacle will be the Indian spin attack. India Cricket Team will start Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin against the Australians since the Chennai surface is predicted to have turn and grip.

India vs. Australia clash

Australians don’t lack experience facing India or the Indian spin assault, exactly. Australia, though, does not recall playing Indian spin with much fondness. Australia’s batting collapsed in the most recent Border-Gavaskar Trophy like a deck of cards. The combined force of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin was overwhelming.

Pat Cummins, however, is still committed to fighting this difficult struggle. He is counting on some Australian players with IPL experience to perform admirably against the tweakers.

It’s a ground we’ve played quite often. It feels like whenever we tour India, there seems to be a game here. A few of the guys have played for CSK as well, or you know, a fair bit here for IPL. So, it may serve us well,” Pat Cummins said.

How effective was the Australian spin attack?

With the exception of part-time off-fielder Glenn Maxwell and leg-spinner Adam Zampa, the five-time champions’ spin options are limited. When Australia held India to 352 in the most recent third ODI at Rajkot, the all-arounder Maxwell claimed four wickets while giving up 40 runs. Maxwell would have a great tournament with the ball and bat, Cummins hoped.

We’ve seen Max, he’s a front-line spin bowler. In the 2015 World Cup, he was the sole spinner in basically every single match. I thought he bowed really well in that third ODI against India. So, yeah, we’ve got 20 overs of spin out there if we need it. He’s got an amazing knack of if he misses out with the bat, he contributes with the ball and vice-versa. No doubt, expecting a big tournament from Maxi,” Cummins added.

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