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Pat Cummins admits Australian spinner struggling with low bounce




Skipper Pat Cummins on Thursday admitted that the effectiveness of spinner Nathan Lyon and Co. on Indian tracks has reduced due to fewer carries as they are used to bowling on bouncy Australian pitches. Although Australia’s young Test debut spinner Todd Murphy took seven wickets, Nathan Lyon could manage just one, while Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja tore through the visitors’ batting line-up to help India win the Nagpur Test by an innings and 132 runs .

Lyon bowled 49 overs in the opening Test, with only the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav to show for his efforts.

Cummins said that his spin unit is still adjusting to the changes.

“It’s an adjustment. Even in the last game we saw bowling all around the wicket, whereas in Australia it’s mainly over-the-wicket bowling. It’s going to pop up when there isn’t this much bounce. It’s a little adjustment.’

“Using side-spinners, just changing your angles a bit more. All these things come in a bit more. I think the bowlers did a really good job, both the spinners in the last game (at Nagpur). It was a bit It’s like that.” An adjustment but in some ways it doesn’t get better.” Tracks in western India are mainly made of red soil, while in the north it is black soil. While the color of the soil had changed, Cummins feels that the quality of the pitch Nature will not change much.

The captain said, “Definitely not, actually. It’s a different soil here (Delhi), black soil, but it looks pretty similar. I think it will spin. That’s our expectation and the wicket matches it.” Yes. We’ll see.”

Ashton Agar or Matt Kuhnman

The skipper said that both rookie left-arm spinner Matt Kuhnmann and the tried and tested Ashton Agar were options for the second Test.

“Both of us (Kuhnemann and Agar) are open to options. Both, we are really confident that we will do a great job there. Both have had long sessions in the last few days and have looked fantastic. If we wanted a third spinner variety, we would ‘d be comfortable with either of those.”

Cummins wants Warner to counter-attack

The best version of David Warner is when he responds to attacks and Cummins wants the talismanic opener to adopt that approach in the upcoming Tests if given a chance.

So, will Warner be in the scheme of things for the second Test? “I’m not a selector. I don’t think they’ve had any meetings but I’m sure Davy (Warner) will. You saw in the Boxing Day Test this year when he puts pressure on the opposition. It’s very difficult to bowl to. I am sure it will be part of their plan.”

“He’s batting really well here. Even in the lead up, I thought he was brilliant. I know a lot is said about bowling spin through the middle, but that new With the ball, it is sometimes the most difficult time to bat.” Cummins said in a confident voice.

The two-pacer theory has worked well

Mitchell Starc is recovering well from a finger injury and will figure in the plan if Australia go with two pacers in the playing XI.

“I think talks are on. We will work on it till the end of today. He (Starc) is one of the leading bowlers in the world in these conditions. We will see.”

“Like I said, the wicket looks like it might turn a bit. I thought last week with the two pacers the attack did a pretty good job, but I think whether it’s Starkey (Starc), a The other spinner, Scotty (Scott Boland), is the variety. The attack helps.”

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