The latest edition of Ashes will begin with the First Test at Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday, December 8.
The Australian side that will host England in the ashes includes polishing giants Steve Smith and David Warner. Among the bowlers, in addition to Cummins, they also have proven performers like Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon.
Speaking before the First Test, Cummins commented:
“I look around at our team and we have a pretty special side. We have some of the best Australian cricket players of all time in our dressing room and when you get the most out of it. they click, we will become a team beauty that is hard to beat.”
“We get along very well and have a lot of fun, so hopefully a close-knit group. We’re enjoying our cricket and we won’t stop when we get the chance to play.”
Cummins took over the Test captaincy from Tim Paine, who left his position ahead of Ashes following a gender argument.
“Unfortunately he won’t be there tomorrow” – Pat Cummins on James Anderson’s absence
England will enter the Gabba test match without veteran player James Anderson. According to an official statement from the England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB), Anderson will miss the match as part of their “workload management”.
Responding to the development, Cummins said:
“He’s obviously a great player and it’s a pity he won’t be playing tomorrow, but that doesn’t change what we’re going to do.”
Cummins has selected opposition captain Joe Root as a key key to Australia, but added he will not make or break it for them. The Australian captain chose:
“He (Root) will be right there as the biggest lead, he’s had a really good 12 months or so, but I wouldn’t necessarily say he’ll make it or break it. break it for them.”
Australia XI for the Gabba Test: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
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England’s 12-man squad for the Gabba test: Joe Root (c), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
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