'Pakistan next on the radar for us' - Pat Cummins eyes next challenge after mega success in Ashes "Pakistan next on the radar for us" - Pat Cummins eyes next challenge after Ashes victory

‘Pakistan next on the radar for us’ – Pat Cummins eyes next challenge after mega success in Ashes

Pat Cummins is ranked number one bowler in ICC Test rankings.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pat Cummins was named the Australian captain just ahead of the start of the Ashes and he immediately repaid the faith with a 4-0 victory over England in the five-match Test series. Cummins played just four Tests in the series but picked up 21 wickets in the process to become the highest wicket-taker. The 28-year-old will now be looking forward to the tour of Pakistan in March as the subcontinent pitches have always been a nightmare for the touring teams outside Asia.

This will be the first tour for the Australian side to Pakistan since 1998 and there are no doubts, that the Australian side will have a stiff task on their hands in terms of adapting to the conditions. Also, there will be points to grab for both teams if they have to reach the World Test Championship finals. Australia is currently at the second position with a win per cent of 86.66 while Pakistan is at the third position with a win percentage of 75.

Lot of our young players have not played overseas: Pat Cummins

Cummins revealed his desire to make Australia the best team in the world by doing well in subcontinent conditions or in the touring nations. He noted that his players have not had much experience in overseas conditions and revealed the excitement ahead of the tour. Australia will play three Tests, three ODIs and one T20 international in the tour to Pakistan starting from the 3rd of March to April 5.

“That’s the next big challenge. I think the best teams in the past not only won at home but they were really successful overseas as well. Pakistan next on the radar for us, it’s going to be huge. Lots of our young players have not played a lot overseas. Even in the last couple of years, I don’t think we played a test overseas. (We are) excited to go and try our ways in different conditions.” Cummins told reporters as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

Not a lot of countries have been travelling to Pakistan considering the security and this will be a huge step to the subcontinent nation in rephrasing international matches back in their own backyard.