Border Gavaskar Trophy: IND vs AUS 1st Check: Australia’s Pat Cummins performs down pitch considerations forward of the collection opener | Cricket Information – Occasions of India


NEW DELHI: Australia skipper Pat Cummins on Wednesday performed down considerations concerning the Nagpur pitch forward of the opening Check of the four-match collection in opposition to India. There have been accusations in opposition to India from the Australian media concerning the selective watering of the pitch by the curators.
In keeping with studies, the best way the Nagpur pitch has been ready has left the realm outdoors left-handers’ off-stump dry at each ends.
Cummins, whose group simply must keep away from a 0-4 whitewash to make the World Check Championship closing in June, conceded that Australia’s left-handed batsmen might need to work further exhausting to attain runs in the course of the match, which begins on Thursday.

However the visiting captain additionally added that dwelling benefit is a part of the problem of Check cricket.
“That’s part of the challenge of playing away. Home teams want to win at home. In Australia, we’re lucky we’ve normally got pace and bounce. Home match advantage, I don’t think it’s a terrible thing. It’s another challenge and makes touring over here even harder when you know the conditions are custom-made for them,” Cummins advised reporters.
Cummins didn’t reveal his enjoying XI, however Australia may doubtlessly decide 5 left-handed batsmen of their high seven, setting the scene for a possible trial by spin.


Cummins disclosed that all-rounder Cameron Inexperienced, recovering from a finger harm, would miss the opener, becoming a member of pacemen Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc on the sidelines.
Australia might blood uncapped Todd Murphy alongside fellow off-spinner Nathan Lyon, and Peter Handscomb may pip Matthew Renshaw for the quantity six place to convey right-handed selection of their southpaw-heavy lineup.
“I think it is a factor over here. With so much traffic from the right-handers’ bowling, at times there is a bit more out there for the left-handers,” Cummins stated.


Cummins additionally spelled out how his batters can overcome spin.
“You’ve got those different options – the sweeps, the reverse sweeps, a really clean method.”
(With inputs from Reuters)


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