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“Australia Will Carry The T20 World Cup Winning Confidence In Ashes” – Pat Cummins

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Pat Cummins (Credit: Getty Images)

Australia are riding high on confidence after winning their maiden T20 World Cup title and they will carry that confidence into their Ashes series against England as well, pacer Pat Cummins said on Wednesday. However, Australia thrashed New Zealand by eight wickets in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday.

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Pat Cummins, who along with the pace duo Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood featured in Australia’s win in Dubai, said that winning the title was a huge moment for them.

“Absolutely, I think we’ll take confidence from it,” vice-captain Cummins told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s a different format but you saw somebody like (batter) Davey Warner, player of the tournament, that’s going to have huge confidence for him going into the summer.”

“As an Australian side, I think we all probably felt like we’ve underperformed a little bit in the last few years, haven’t won as many games as we’d probably expect. So to get back out and win a title on the world stage … it can be era-defining for a side. So everyone’s just absolutely buzzing, really excited for what’s next,” he continued. 

I always feel it’s better to be underdone than overdone – Pat Cummins

However, Australia has not played a Test match since losing to India at the Gabba earlier this year. Meanwhile, they have reached home on Tuesday and currently undergoing the mandatory two-week long COVID-19 quarantine in southern Queensland.

They will play a three-day warmup match with other players in Brisbane before the Ashes opener at the Gabba on December 8.

“I always feel it’s better to be underdone than overdone coming into a big Test series. My body feels as good as it has in a couple of years. There’s no niggles, I feel really fresh. I think we’ve given ourselves the best chance to bowl plenty of overs and do well this summer,” Pat Cummins concluded.


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