Pacers want selection to ace weary pitches, says Aussie pacer Cummins

DUBAI: Quick bowlers will want a different skill-set to overcome the ‘tired’ pitches within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Australia’s Pat Cummins stated forward of their Twenty20 World Cup opener in opposition to South Africa on Saturday.

The pacers could be a anxious lot heading into the World Cup in search of methods to grasp the dry and sluggish pitches within the UAE. The UAE additionally hosted the second leg of the IPL, which means quick bowlers face the prospect of toiling on worn-out pitches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

“A couple of wickets have been tired and a couple of times you get some really good wickets,” Cumm­ins instructed reporters on Thursday.

“In Twenty20, you got to have a few different varieties. Bowling with a new ball upfront is going to look quite different to how you bowl in the end. So you’ve got to be able to adapt and have two or three different spells within the 20 overs…”

The 28-year-old felt situations within the UAE would considerably differ relying on match timing and bowlers would wish to regulate accordingly.

“The night games tend to be a bit more batter-friendly. There’s a bit of dew around and the ball skids on whereas the day games are a bit drier. I think the biggest difference is when we talk about it being dry. That kind of brings in the slower balls. Night games, if they start sliding on, you’ve got to look at other options. Maybe it’s yorkers, bouncers, and try different deliveries where the pitch is friendly for us bowlers.”

Revealed in Daybreak, October 22nd, 2021

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