Kevin Pietersen (above) was quick to brush off the threat aside from Pat Cummins    Getty Images (File Photo)
Kevin Pietersen (above) was quick to brush off the threat aside from Pat Cummins Getty Images (File Photo)

As Australia end their tour of India, following a 1-4 ODI defeat and a 1-1 T20I tie, they will now quickly shift their focus on the upcoming Ashes, slated to get underway from November 27, at The Gabba in Brisbane. With still more than a month to go for the series, the mind games have already started. Australian pacer Pat Cummins has issued a bouncer-threat to the visiting English side. However, England discard Kevin Pietersen was quick to brush off the threat as he said that it is a story which media brought up prior to every edition of the Ashes. Ashes 2017-18: Qantas roped in as official shirt sponsor for AUS men s cricket team

Cummins had said, “Hope you practice your bouncers because we’ll be bowling a lot of them. No one really likes it if you’ve got real pace and real accuracy. They play on slower wickets, not as much bounce, so over here, it’s one of our biggest strengths. We grow up on these wickets and as bowlers getting bounce has always been really important. 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 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.” India tour too hectic for Australia before Ashes, opines Mark Waugh

However, Pietersen was smart enough to reply by saying, “Just read that an Aussie fast bowler has told ENG to prepare for bouncers in Aus! EVERY ashes tour down under the media lead with this story.”