Cummins: Key is quiet Kohli
Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins expectedly considers Virat Kohli the “big” wicket he would target in the upcoming series against India and said that keeping the visiting captain “quiet” would be crucial to his team’s chances.
“I think every side has that one or two batters and they are the big wickets. Most teams have their captain — Joe Root for England, Kane Williamson for New Zealand. You feel like if you get their wickets that goes a long way in winning the game,” Cummins, vice-captain of the squad, told Fox Cricket in the run-up to the white-ball series that begins next Friday.
“He (Kohli) is always a big one. You commentators talk about him non-stop, so hopefully, we can keep him quiet,” he added.
Cummins is quarantining here after returning from the IPL.
“It’s good to be back here in Sydney. Obviously, we are locked down but we are let out for a couple of hours a day.
“We’ve been in the middle of it (cricket in bio-secure bubbles) for three or four months now so we’re starting to get used to it,” he said.
“But it will be weird — we get out Thursday night and then we will go and join the boys at a hotel but there’s a good chance we won’t see them until we literally turn up at the SCG on Friday.”
Cummins said Australia are well prepared to give India a tough fight in the series.
“We went over to the UK and had a good tour there. Most of the boys here have been playing T20 matches and the other guys coming in will be playing shrewd cricket. So, it feels like we are all firing up,” he said.