The role of fast bowlers in Indian playgrounds is often related to the content of tracks, rather than picking on weekends, bowling in Australia Pat Cummins he said.
The 28-year-old Cummins, who returned from India after the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is quarantined here, added that bowling on Indian courts is a challenge to which the pacer must adapt.
“My opinion is a little different from a lot of bullies around the world. Sometimes they (Indian terrains) are spin-friendly. And if they’re not spin-friendly, they’re pretty flat. You don’t get as fast as you do in Australia. South Africa or a seam like in England, “said the Australian, who represented the Kolkata Knights in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was postponed earlier this month.
“It’s a challenge, maybe you’ve adapted. Maybe your goal is, if the doors aren’t possible, then control the tracks. It’s a little different,” he said during a session with fans on Youtube on Wednesday.
Fast bowling, which is ranked No. 1 in the test bowling rankings, has played only two tests in India and selected eight cash registers. His average in India is the worst among the five countries in which he played Test Cricket. He averages 30.25 in India, which is a shade better than his 29 in Bangladesh (six cassettes in two tests).
One of the reasons he didn’t do well in India and Bangladesh may be that these test tours came in 2017, when he was just returning from injury and treading cautiously. He played these four tests (against India and Bangladesh) in 2017 after five and a half years.
However, his inconsistent performances with the Indian Premier League (IPL) have shown that he needs to find a way to do well in subcontinental conditions.
He took 12 tickets in 14 games in IPL 2020 and nine tickets in seven games in the postponed IPL 2021.
“Personally, I felt that way, my bowling didn’t click, and that made me sad,” Cummins said.