Pat Cummins
The Australian cricketer Pat Cummins in action against the Indian cricket team in the second Test between Australia and India.

After Australia’s defeat at the hands of India in the second Test, its pitcher Pat Cummins had some harsh words for the team’s batters.

After Australia’s demoralizing six-wicket loss to India in the second Test, skipper Pat Cummins observed that not every batter is comfortable playing a high-percentage risk stroke like sweep and reverse sweep, and that may have been where some of his colleagues potentially “got out of their methods.” Australian vice-captain Steve Smith was one of as many as five batters who played across the line to deliveries that were kept low. They (India) bowled quite well, in my opinion. It’s not simple, but maybe some guys strayed from their ways,” Cummins remarked after the game. Cummins thinks that when it comes to batting on these tracks, the “one size fits all” mentality isn’t the best strategy.

It’s been said that “every batter has their own approach. In my opinion, there is no universally applicable standard. The majority of us went out with kind of cross-batted shots, which might not be our ideal way,” Cummins added.

Batting involves two elements: speed and technique. For Cummins, high speed requires the proper technique.

The pace and strategy of the game are two major topics of discussion. Cummins acknowledged that they may have been too fast at times, but admitted that he himself does not dislike this style of play.

Though, I prefer a fast pace to a slow one. Truthfully, those wickets were testing our mettle, although the approach may have strayed slightly from what we had in mind at times. Cummins admitted that they “possibly” wasted a great chance to score 300+ by batting first.

When considering the big picture, 300 seems like a great number. 260 was “fine,” but if we want to hammer home the win, we could have used a few more. Feelings like the Nagpur Test, where Australia lost all 10 wickets in a single session, were prevalent during the Delhi game. Nine of their players were eliminated in the first 90 minutes of Sunday morning.

It’s a shame, but this match mirrored the second innings in Nagpur. I thought we were in a great position for the whole of the game, but we came up a couple of runs short.

Perhaps we didn’t give it our all in Nagpur. This is one of those situations when we may have overplayed it in the second inning. You should look for a way to exert some pressure on the bowlers once more.

With the weather how it is, they are quite skilled bowlers. The Indian batting order’s lower half was crucial. ========================= Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin all contributed crucial wickets in both games with their willows. While Axar scored two half-centuries under duress, Jadeja scored 70 in the first match. In both of his innings, Ashwin showed a lot of bravery.

In this case, Cummins recognized the work of the Indian nobility. The match was decided by the eighth-wicket partnerships of Axar and Jadeja in Nagpur and Axar and Ashwin in Delhi.

Once more, they were outstanding at bat. They are all very good hitters and have scored hundreds in Tests. A lot of the time I felt our strategies were quite solid, but they ended up creating partnerships.

There were points throughout the first two days when it seemed like things were going to ease up once you got yourself in (set). The ball had aged and become softer. This is something that we will consider. It’s a letdown. The final scores of both games were decided by quite slim margins. KHS PTI APA APA

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