IND vs AUS: ‘Don’t take us lightly, we’re here to win’: Pat Cummins warns India ahead of start of 3-match T20I series

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The three-match T20I series kicks off with a warning from famed Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins to Team India. A month before the T20 World Cup kicks off, the Australian Test captain, who is a member of the traveling squad for the three-match series, noted that despite being without a few first-team players, the visitors still form a formidable unit. and anticipate success.

Ahead of the first T20I meeting to begin in Mohali on Tuesday (September 20), Cummins Men in Blue has warned batsmen that he is in top form and ready to pull out all the stops against Rohit Sharma and his company.

Star opening batter David Warner, who is rested, and the trio of injured all-rounders Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and elite bowler Mitchell Starc will not be available for Australia in the series against India.

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Pat Cummins, David Warner. (Photo: Twitter)

No one can afford to take us lightly: Pat Cummins

Cummins believes that no side can afford to underestimate the defending T20 World Cup champions, despite the absence of four first-team players.

‘Don’t take us lightly; we are here to win. We understand that some players are missing, but no one can afford to take us lightly.” said Cummins.

Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins
Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins. Image Source-Getty

Cummins is making a comeback after being out for over two months. He last played for Australia against Sri Lanka in July. He did not play in Australia’s most recent home series against New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

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World Cup is the time we want to peak: Pat Cummins

Cummins claims that after taking a much needed vacation in recent months, he is now prepared for the busy schedule ahead and confident that he can contribute in any environment.

“I want to play a lot, so when the World Cup comes, I feel like my game is okay,” said Cummins.

“That World Cup is when we want to peak, so I think we’ll find that balance between making sure we’re ready, but not overcooking the start of the World Cup.”

“I probably feel the best I’ve felt in a year or two. My body feels fresh, it feels like I’ve had a mini pre-season. In terms of mentality, I feel really fresh and ready to hang in there, so it was a great vacation. A few niggles are fine,” he added.

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Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)

Unlike India, which has long held the top spot in the shortest version of the game, the Australians are the reigning T20 World Cup champions.

Since the conclusion of the T20 World Cup last year, India has played exceptionally well, making the upcoming series fascinating. Moreover, they have not released a series in the shortest format regardless of location, except for the unforgettable performance in the just ended Asian Cup.

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