Australia’s pace spearhead Pat Cummins had a magnificent year in 2019 leading the wicket’s chart across the globe. However, he found it difficult to get the better of India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, when they toured down under in 2018-19. As India look for another tour to Australia, Cummins is still in search for a way to get the better of the Saurashtra-born batsman.
Pujara played a significant role in helping India win their first-ever Test series in Australia in 2018-19. He ended the series with 521 runs in 7 innings, with the best score of 193 and also faced over 1000 balls during the series to frustrate the Australian bowlers in their backyard.
Need a way to get Cheteshwar Pujara out – Pat Cummins
India’s No. 3 batsman looked in complete control of things in those challenging conditions against the best fast bowling quartet of this generation. As India’s tour of Australia looms large later this year, Pat Cummins including the entire Australian team is looking for a way to get Cheteshwar Pujara out.
“He (Pujara) had a mammoth series for them (in 2018-19). He’s one of those players that’ll take his time, he’s in his own little bubble and he doesn’t get disturbed by too much,” Cummins told cricket.com.au.
“We’ve got to find a way to outlast him if he bats the way he did last time. There wasn’t too much in the pitch so you couldn’t manufacture anything. So I think (we need to) take our medicine a bit more and try and outlast him,” he added.
Furthermore, Pat Cummins desires to have the wickets in favour of Australia this time around. He also adds that they need to have India out of their comfort zone to get the better of themselves. Meanwhile, the series is of massive importance in the context of the ICC World Test Championship.
“But we’ll wait and see. Hopefully, the wickets are a bit bouncier (and) we’ve got a few more options,” he added.