'You can bowl well but still get hit off a couple of edges for six' - KKR pacer Pat Cummins draws comparison between T20 and Test cricket

‘You can bowl well but still get hit off a couple of edges for six’ – KKR pacer Pat Cummins draws comparison between T20 and Test cricket

Pat Cummins was purchased back by KKR during IPL 2022 mega auction

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Australian and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star pacer Pat Cummins has opened up about bowling in T20 and Test formats. The express pacer, who bowled an excellent spell against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians in the previous match, has said that impact is the key in the 20-over format while Test cricket requires other factors with fitness playing a key role.

It may be noted that Cummins was purchased by the two-time champions KKR during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction and he has played his part with both bat and ball so far. In the previous game, the right-arm pacer gave away just 22 runs in his four-over quota and scalped three crucial wickets.

In T20s, it’s about ‘how can I not go for boundaries?’: Pat Cummins

Speaking on the official website of KKR, Cummins said, “It’s a whole different outlook to red-ball cricket. Here your role might be to bowl the last over and if you go for 10 or 12 runs that might be a really good result. Just know that you can have an impact and it not necessarily needs to be wickets. In red ball, you try to look for wickets. It’s about fitness, trying to get through five days of a Test match. Here it’s about, ‘how can I not go for boundaries?’”.

“There are going to be some games where you bowl well but you still get hit off a couple of edges for six. That’s T20 cricket. That’s why big crowds are turning up. That’s why I go out to bat and I am allowed to swing the bat. It’s quite favored to the batters a lot of the times which is fine,” he added.

Meanwhile, KKR will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on May 14 (Saturday). The two-time champions are currently placed seventh in the points table and will want to win their remaining matches in the competition to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs.