As Australia struggles against India in the T20I series of the World Cup, Captain Pat Cummins says players are “not robots”

The captain of team Australia, Pat Cummins, said on Tuesday that cricketers are “not robots," with his country’s Twenty20 team struggling in India straight after their 50-over World Cup victory. Seven of the Australian squads that won the World Cup remained in India for a five-match T20 series that started four days after the November 19 final.
With a busy home summer of cricket looming, including Test series against Pakistan and the West Indies, Cummins acknowledged the burden on the players, some of whom have been playing in India since September.
Cummins said, “They’re humans; they’re not robots. Putting everything into a World Cup and then playing a couple of days later, I probably don’t begrudge them if they’re not at 100 percent.”
The skipper added: “These are still games for Australia, and it’s great that these tours do provide opportunities for some of the younger guys, or guys who might not be in the first eleven.
“I think these are important tours, and you can get a lot out of them.”
Veteran opener David Warner, who was withdrawn from the T20 squad on the eve of the India series, is set to bid farewell to Test cricket after the Pakistan series.



Nov 28, 2023 10:29 AM