Australia bowler Pat Cummins sends out warning to England ahead of Ashes

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 12, 2017

"Hope you practice your bouncers because we'll be bowling a lot of them", Cummins was quoted saying by cricbuzz.

The fast bowler added that as England play on slower wickets, the wickets in Australia will be to Australia's advantage and they will be looking to use the bounce to their advantage.

He also added that he would love the essay that Johnson played to perfection in the 13/14 Ashes.

"To watch Johno do what he did, he kept the whole morale of the side and Australia up against the Poms nearly single-handedly, It shows the importance a really quick bowler can have and hopefully one of us three or four guys can do a similar job", he said, as per The Metro.

"As batsmen, we grow up on these wickets and as bowlers getting bounce has always been really important".

The last time, England toured Australia was in 2013/14 series when they were exposed to a series of short pitch deliveries from Mitchell Johnson, who went on to claim 37 wickets from five Tests helping his team to a 5-0 series whitewash.

"I think trying to make it as different to their home conditions as possible and normal bouncy, fast wickets and short balls are definitely that".

Cummins added: "To watch "Johno" do what he did, (he) kept the whole morale of the side and Australia up against the Poms nearly single-handedly".

Cummins' career has so far been blighted by reoccurring injury problems - the right-armer made an instant impact against South Africa as a teenager but has played just four more Tests in the last six years.

'It shows the importance a really quick bowler can have and hopefully one of us three or four guys can do a similar job'. Hopefully the wickets have a bit of pace and bounce in them, there's nothing like getting your adrenaline up and then running in trying to bowl short.

'I think we're lucky that there's a few of us who are all pretty tall and get a bit of bounce and like to bowl with a bit of pace.

Cummins feels that sledging is only part of the aggression Australia will show against England. I thought that was one of the things along with the 150kph bouncer that really intimidates them so not just bowling, hopefully that's not our only tool.

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