The visiting Australian team astonished the entire cricketing world with their stunning performance in the recently concluded limited-overs Indian tour. All the Aussie players contributed with their highest abilities to upset the hosts, but there were also some sensational individual standout performances from the visiting team. Right-arm fast bowler Pat Cummins displayed an exceptional effort throughout the five-match ODI series against India.
I bowled well in the Australian summer
Cummins finished as the highest wicket-taker of the series, picking up a total of 14 wickets at an impressive average of 15.71 which also includes a phenomenal five-wicket haul in the Mohali ODI. He came into this series after a magnificent run in the recent Australian summer. The Aussie paceman scalped a remarkable tally of 44 wickets from 6 ODIs and 8 Tests in 2018. After the ODI series victory, Cummins mentioned that he wants to carry his sensational form in the upcoming World Cup as well.
“I’ve played a little bit of one-day cricket before but it felt like I hadn’t really clicked in this format. It felt like I bowled well in the Australian summer, so glad it keeps on clicking. Hopefully it continues for the World Cup,” quoted Pat Cummins.
It is going to be really tough
Cummins further mentioned that the Australian selectors will have a very tough time while finalizing the 15-member squad for the 2019 World Cup. He reckons that since the batters have performed exceedingly well in difficult Indian conditions, it would not be easy for the banned duo comprising of David Warner and Steve Smith to walk straight back in the side once they are available.
“I wouldn’t want to be a selector. It’s going to be a tough job, whittling it down to 15. There’s obviously a few guys to come back as well. The batsmen, the way they played the spinners and the quicks in India – it was incredible. To get those kinds of scores on these kinds of wickets, they made it look a lot easier to bat on than it was,” he added.