India will be taking on Australia in the second Test of the series and there will be some serious friction in the camp that will be witnessing the growing difference between two sides, as this is a very important fixture that will most likely be either catapulting India closer to the gates of the WTC final or probably push them away from the same.
Whatever happens, Australia will most likely be making a few shuffles in their ranks, hoping to get some steam going their way. The Aussie skipper had so much to say about the team’s composition for the upcoming contest. He wanted to have additional turners in the side that would probably assist Australia in testing India’s top-order.
Talking in the pre-match conference, Cummins said, “Travis (Head) has been awesome, he is been working hard on his game. He is absolutely part of the conversation for this Test as he was in the 1st,” he told the press ahead of the second Test match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Cummins said that he would like to see Warner playing his natural attacking game. In the first Test, Warner was dismissed one run in five balls in the first innings and 10 runs in 41 in the second. This was only a continuation of his poor Test record in India, where he averages 22.16 in 18 innings. This is despite the fact that Warner has a great limited overs record in the country and is considered one of the greatest batters of all time in the Indian Premier League.”
He further added, “Warner, when he tries to apply pressure to the opposition is the best. Not sure about the pitch, it is a different soil altogether, but not dissimilar in nature of the pitch. We expect it to spin.” Cummins concluded by saying, “We will have a discussion over how we can fit in (Mitchell) Starc in terms of bowling combination- going with spinners, Boland etc. Ideally if batters chip in, or if we have someone like (Cameron) Green, it is ok to go with four specialist bowlers.”