PAK vs. AUS: After Australia’s 1-0 Test series triumph Pat Cummins Praises Interim Coach Andrew McDonald Following Test Series Victory.
Following AUS 1-0 Test series victory over PAK on Friday, captain Pat Cummins praised interim coach Andrew McDonald’s role in the team’s success. On Day 5 of the third Test, Australia bowled out Pakistan for 235 and won by 155 runs thanks to Nathan Lyon’s five-wicket haul and skipper Pat Cummins’ three-wicket haul. “He’s fantastic; he’s diligent, thorough, strategic, and well-organized. He, along with the entire support staff, is a huge part of this tour’s success. It’s not just the players who leave; we have a team of about 30 people who work extremely hard. He (McDonald) has played an important role “Pat Cummins was quoted as saying on cricket.com.au.
PAK vs. AUS: Pat Cummins Praises Andrew McDonald
Earlier, Mitchell Johnson called Cummins “gutless” and accused him of having an agenda to get the coach he wants, but the Test captain dismissed the charges.
“It’s not my responsibility to appoint the coach, but he’s been fantastic. We require a new coaching style and skill set “Cummins stated.
Cummins’ next captaincy assignment is a two-match tour of Sri Lanka in June and July, followed by a four-match tour of India beginning in September.
“The amount of confidence we will gain from winning here, not just as a team but so many individuals… being able to stand up to Asian conditions, it’s huge for the Sri Lanka tour later in the year,” Cummins said.
“It’s unlikely that we’ll encounter as many (spinning) conditions here as we will in Sri Lanka. But, on the last Asian tours I’ve been on, there’s been a lot of talk in Australia about how we need to change our game to suit over here. This is a good lesson in how the fundamentals of batting and bowling that we play in Australia can be applied over here. If anything, it proves that our game can stand the test of time “He continued.