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World Cup 2023: Our batters have plans to tackle India’s spin attack, says Pat Cummins ahead of India clash


Australia captain Pat Cummins said that their batters have plans in place to tackle India’s spin attack. Australia is set to lock horns with hosts India in their opening match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Cummins said the whole team has played a lot of white-ball cricket in India and will draw on that experience on Sunday. Australia played an ODI series against India ahead of the World Cup, losing the three-match series 1-2.

“It’s no doubt helpful playing a lot here, not only for Australia but IPL. I’ve probably played more white-ball cricket in India than I have in Australia over the last 10 years, so it’s conditions we know really well. And I think the positive thing is that we’ve played some really good one-day cricket against India over here over the last few years so we can draw back on that,” said Cummins.

Speaking about India’s spin attack, Cummins said the Australian batters have plans in place to tackle India’s spinners. Australia will be facing India in Chennai, which has traditionally been a surface that supports spin bowling.

“Yeah, they’re a good bowling lineup, especially here in home conditions. So, they’re going to be challenging. The good thing is we’ve played them a lot. So, our batters will have their own plans. And again, we’ve had success against them a few times. They’ve bowled well against us a few times as well,” Cummins added.

Australia will be looking to win a record-extending sixth World Cup title in 2023. They will start off their campaign against India, before facing South Africa at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on October 12.

Australia’s 15-member squad:

Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

Edited By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Oct 7, 2023

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