IND vs AUS Test: Australia Captain Pat Cummins To Return Home, Might Return Before 3rd Test

    Australia Captain Pat Cummins To Return Home

    After the conclusion of the second Test match in Delhi, Australian skipper Pat Cummins will fly to his home country. The right-arm bowler is scheduled to suddenly depart India in the middle of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. With the Delhi Test ending in just three days, there is a 10-day hiatus before the third Test in Indore, which begins on March 1.

    Cummins will return to Sydney, according to Newscorp, to attend to a family illness. Yet, it is hardly a setback for Australia because the bowler will return to India in a few days, just in time for the third Test.

    According to the report, leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, who left India after the Nagpur Test to give birth to his first child, will also be returning to India along with Cummins. In the current series, Cummins has taken only three wickets at an average of 39.67 in two games.

    The complete dominance of India in BGT

    After two Test losses in a period of 16 sessions in the current four-match Test series, Australia is having a poor performance. Australia had the lead in the game in Delhi after two days of play, but they gave it up in a shocking morning session on Day 3 when they lost eight wickets for 28 runs.

    India dominated the series opener in Nagpur, winning by an inning and 132 runs.

    Australia only scored 113 runs as a result of the batsmen’s heavy use of the sweep shot on a low-bouncing surface. While Ravindra Jadeja went on the rampage in the first innings, Steve Smith, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, and captain Pat Cummins were all victims of the attempted sweep shot.

    We were ahead of the game but we slipped

    During the post-game presentation in Delhi, Cummins admitted that Australia had lost the dominance they had formerly held over the game.

    “I thought 260 was a decent score in the first innings. The guys bounced back well. But India batted well, just 1-2 partnerships and you can get to that 260 mark quite easily. In the innings break, it was all even. Disappointed, we were ahead of the game but we slipped.”

    Cummins added, “We need a review on what could have been done different. (On batters getting out to sweeps) Everyone controls their own game, some balls just have your name.

    But we need a review on the shot choice, did we do things right? Both games were disappointing, this one in particular. We were ahead in the game and that doesn’t happen often in India. This loss hurts.”

    India WTC final current scenario? 

    Although Australia wouldn’t want to lose 4-0, if they failed to win a single game in the series, they must have already qualified for the final match, unless Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand 2-0.

    The result moved India one step closer to a position in the World Test Championship (WTC) final.

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