Ashes 2021: Pat Cummins was overjoyed after his team came away with a convincing victory. To take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series against their rivals. From the start, Australia dominated the competition. In the first innings, Cummins took a fast bowler to help his side destroy England’s batting unit for just 147 runs. On the third day, England put up a fight. On Day Four, Australia finished early to get a head start. Away from the visitors, in a dominant manner, Nathan Lyon took his 400th wicket in Test cricket as Australia strolled to a resounding 9-wicket victory.
“I had a great time; a lot of things went well, most of which stemmed from the toss – gloomy circumstances, a sagging pitch, and blue sky on day two. So it seemed like someone was looking down on me. I’m really proud of everyone’s performance, especially the bowlers’ work, Marnus and Davey’s relationship, and Travis’ play. A symbol of a courageous and cheerful side. I was really pleased with how everyone stayed to the plan; we had a bad day at the bowling alley the day before. Turned out to be positive, and I wasn’t thinking about anything else but attempting to make that breakthrough,” Pat Cummins said.
Ashes 2021: In addition, Australia had its own selection issues in the lead-up to this series. Usman Khawaja and Josh Inglis were passed over in favour of Travis Head and Alex Carey. In fact, the two chosen players took the opportunity with both hands. Travis Head launched a daring counter-offensive against England. And smashing 152 runs in the first innings to put the visitors out of the game. Carey had a solid debut behind the wickets, recording eight catches.
Ashes 2021: Moreover, Pat Cummins was vocal about the inclusion of Travis Head in the side. After his magnificent knock. Cummins also provided some updates on the fitness of Josh Hazlewood and David Warner.
It is why we prefer Head to be on the side. He can finish a game in a few hours. He demonstrated his abilities. Also, he has a bright future ahead of him, and he’s on his way now, hopefully. Because it’s a five-match series, Hazlewood was a little sore yesterday, but he made it through. I didn’t want to break him yesterday, but he came back today OK. We couldn’t find him when we needed 20. He’s alright; I didn’t want to put him in danger,” Pat Cummins said.