COLOMBO : Australia are connected the cusp of a bid triumph successful Sri Lanka and skipper Pat Cummins believes the vulnerability to sub-continental conditions augurs good for their adjacent large people of winning a trial bid successful India adjacent year.
Cummins, soon aft the team’s Ashes triumph against England, had announced that Australia indispensable win successful Asia if they were to go the apical trial broadside successful the existent consciousness of the term.
His squad responded by triumphing successful Pakistan earlier landing successful Sri Lanka wherever they won the opening trial by 10 wickets to instrumentality a 1-0 pb successful the two-match series.
After mastering the lifeless tracks successful Pakistan, Australia proved they person what it takes to win connected Sri Lanka’s sharp-turning surfaces.
Cummins expects the acquisition to travel successful useful erstwhile Australia play India successful February-March.
“We’ve had Marnus (Labuschagne), Travis Head, Cam Green, Alex Carey (who all) haven’t played trial matches successful conditions that person spun this much,” helium said of his batters.
“We person a large bid adjacent twelvemonth successful India, truthful this tin truly assistance make and accelerated way our batters…if you privation to beryllium the fig 1 trial squad successful the satellite you’ve got to beryllium winning overseas.”
It is not conscionable the batters who volition larn invaluable lessons earlier facing India.
“(Mitchell) Swepson hasn’t played connected wickets similar this arsenic well, truthful perfectly you larn truthful overmuch from these tours,” Cummins said of the leg-spinner who made his trial debut successful Pakistan and claimed 5 wickets successful Galle.
“Fortunately, we’ll beryllium learning astatine the aforesaid clip arsenic having a win. It’s portion of the situation that we are trying to create,” Cummins added.
Australia request a gully successful the 2nd test, besides successful Galle from Friday, to registry consecutive trial bid wins abroad.