Pat Cummins’ Insight on the WTC Final: Prioritizing Readiness over Excessive Preparation

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Pat Cummins, the captain of the Australian cricket team, has expressed his preference for participating in the high-stakes WTC final against India rather than engaging in two months of T20 cricket and enduring the blistering heat in England.

When asked about the limited playing time for the Australian team, excluding Cameron Green in the IPL and Marnus Labuschagne in county cricket (except for David Warner), Cummins, on Sunday, disagreed with the notion. He firmly stated that taking a break is a rare occurrence.

“As I have always maintained, when faced with six Test matches, including five in the Ashes, it is wiser to be slightly underprepared rather than overly exhausted. I speak from the perspective of a bowler, as being physically fresh is crucial,” Cummins explained.

“After returning home, we engaged in extensive training. We have diligently worked hard, regained our energy, and are now eager and revitalized,” Cummins shared during the ICC’s ‘Afternoon with Test Legends’ event at The Oval.

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