IND vs AUS: Pat Cummins believes Virat Kohli's absence won't be a 'Series-decider' in Tests

IND vs AUS: Australian quick Pat Cummins said the absence of Indian skipper Virat Kohli from the last three Tests will not be a deciding factor in the series. As Kohli will leave for India after the first Test on paternity leave

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 16, 2020 18:52 IST
IND vs AUS: Pat Cummins believes Virat Kohli's absence won't be a 'Series-decider' in Tests
IND vs AUS: Cummins feels that Kohli absence won't be a series decider

IND vs AUS 2020-21:

Highlights: 

  • Aussie pacer Pat Cummins said Kohli's absence will not be a series decider in Tests

  • Virat Kohli will leave for India after the first Test on paternity leave

Australian threaten pacer and Test team Vice-captain Pat Cummins feels that Indian skipper Virat Kohli's departure after the first Test will not have any big difference to the result of the four-Test match series. Cummins believed that I'm not sure it's going to be a deciding factor in the series. India and Australia will square off with each other in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. As Kohli will just be playing one Test against Australia and then he will come back home after being granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

 

The tour will be scheduled with the three-match ODI series, begin from November 27. The first Test between India and Australia will enhance from December 17, 2020, at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a day-night game with the brand new Pink-ball. Though the absence of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, it won't be something the Australian team is focused on, he added.

Look at here the full schedule of India vs Australia series:

IND vs AUS Full schedule
IND vs AUS Full schedule

During the 2018-19 series, Indian cricket team managed to seal its first Test series win on Australian soil. Kohli-led side eventually won the series by 2 - 1 and now Kohli and Co would be looking to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy once again. 

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Pat Cummins said "We have got a lot to prove. India played really well here a couple of years ago. We as an Aussie cricket team, and as long as I have grown up watching them play, (we) pride ourselves on winning at home, especially Test matches. So to lose that one, I feel like we have to make amends this summer."

"It might make a bit of a difference. I am not sure it's gonna be a deciding factor in the series but to be honest, us players haven't spoken too much about it," he added.

"It's gonna be a great series. Both teams I think are at the top of the Test Championship table at the moment. It's going to be a high-quality series," he added.

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The four-match series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). Currently, India and Australia are at the top two spots in the WTC standings.