Pat Cummins is opting to look at the positive side rather than blaming themselves and their tactics. The visitors found it difficult to nick off the wickets of the Pak batters on the final day. Though, they created enough chances that held well than many expected.
Pat Cummins admits that it could have been a different scenario. He is glad that his side looked like picking more than 10 wickets on that surface.
Statement by Pat Cummins on the Test
The Australian skipper said that it was a good Test match and he thinks it is positive that they have created more than 10 chances each time. He also mentioned that they could have changed the game if they utilized those chances.
In terms of tactics, Pat Cummins said that he is not thinking about changing it. Batting into three days gave them a crack on Pakistan on day three.
He said that they tried to bat for two and a half days at the best time on the wicket in the hopes that it would break up on days four and five. But it held together and they batted brilliantly. He thinks Babar, Rizwan, and Shafique batted brilliantly the past two days, the wicket wasn’t playing any tricks.
They batted excellently and made it extremely difficult for the Aussies to find that breakthrough, and when they did, the following hitter stuck at it as well. Pat Cummins concluded.
Cummins on the team recovery
They took a walk around and found that everyone is fine; there are no major injuries to be concerned about. They understood it was a back-to-back 15-day tour. That is why, on the last day of the last Test, we took precautions. They know what we’ve agreed upon, so we’ll schedule everything for next week.
The Aussies have four days to heal, plus one extra day. They have a complete contingent and can bring in rapid bowlers if necessary. They all bowled between 25 and 35 overs, Starc, himself, and Green. There isn’t a lot of work to do. They will make sure the spinners are taken care of (they’ve been bowled a lot more).