Australia Test captain Pat Cummins has praised his players for their behavior during the ongoing Ashes series against England. The highest ranked bowler thinks players don’t need to slip just because Australian teams have done so in the past.
Australia and England played the series in great camaraderie, with the likes of Nathan Lyon, Cummins and Joe Root friendly talk before each match. Unlike the previous Ashes series, the current one hasn’t seen any heated confrontations between players so far.
Talk to Telegraph, Cummins said the ticketing fraternity wanted Australia to play the match in good spirits. The 28-year-old, in charge for the first time, praised his players for creating their own identities and focusing on playing good cricket. He say:
“From a few years ago it became clear that the world wanted all cricket teams, especially Australia’s cricket team, to reduce that a little bit. I continue to encourage all of our players to be mainstream. They don’t have to try and impress anyone or fall just because it could have been done in the past.”
“Just be who they are. Without a doubt, the first Tests went pretty well, and skiing is something to keep an eye on. But I’m really proud of how the boys have performed themselves. hitherto.”
However, former players have criticized the friendly behavior between the two teams. Michael Vaughan urges England to become ‘annoyed’ before the third challenge at the MCG to return in the series. Shane Warne reminds the players that they are not mates while on the field.
Pat Cummins highlights Australia’s immediate challenge
Pat Cummins insists Australia needs to win overseas, and is looking forward to a tour of Pakistan in March. He also wants to win a series in England after Australia drew one in 2019. The New player South Wales added:
“We kept the Ashes in 2019, but I left because I felt we had unfinished business. This is a huge streak for this team to look forward to. Winning overseas is huge. Our next tour is to Pakistan and the best teams will win there. That’s the next challenge for us.”
Australia leads the current Ashes series 3-0 after four Tests, with the fourth ending in a thrilling draw in Sydney.
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The fifth and final test begins on January 14 in Hobart.
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