By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Sep 25, 2012
After topping their groups in the ongoing ICC World T20 tournament, Australia and India will clash in the Super Eight round at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday.
"A few of them aren't too fond of the short ball. We will try and ruffle a few feathers. You know, (Suresh) Raina and (Gautam) Gambhir and a few of those guys, they are never comfortable with the short ball and we are probably gonna dig in a couple of them. Hopefully, that pays off,” Cummins said.
Australia enjoyed a few days off after win against the West Indies on Saturday.
"A few guys went down to Galle for some rest and a few others played golf. Today, it (the training session) was a bit of fun. We had a good hit in the nets, everyone is fine, there are no injury concerns. We are looking forward to Friday,” he said.
Cummins revealed that Australia wasn’t happy with the bowling performance against the West Indies.
"Yeah, we weren't pretty pleased as well. We had plans but probably we didn't execute them all.
“We are trying to work on that and we are trying to make sure that we go in with a clean mind and clean plan and not get ruffled or too disturbed at all. We will try and come back strong,” he was quoted as saying by ICC.
Talking about the pitch at the R Premadasa Stadium, Cummins said, "It's been pretty quick and good so far. It is about trying to hit the deck hard. Try and swing the ball in the first four overs and after that, keep trying hard.
"The pitches at times have been a little grippy and at others times, it is sliding a bit, so we got to try the yorkers and the short balls,” he added.
Cummins said he is not reading much into India's 90-run win over England.
"It was pretty funny. The other night, they did not play with their full-strength side, so I guess you never know what is going to come your way. They are world-class players and everyone has got a lot of experience due to the IPL. They have all sorts of players. We will go a bit harder and hopefully everything pays off,” he said.