Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia, has said that fellow fast bowler Scott Boland would be participating in the World Test Championship (WTC) final match against India, which will begin at The Oval on Wednesday.
After Josh Hazlewood was diagnosed with a side strain in addition to an Achilles ailment, Australia made the decision to replace him with Michael Neser in their 15-man roster for the one-off match.
The captain of the Australian cricket team stated that the decision to select Boland over Neser as the third pacer in the team, after Cummins and Mitchell Starc, was “no surprise” given the diversity that the Victorian brought.
On the day of the competition, Cummins informed reporters, “We’re big on everyone bowling slightly differently.” “We’re big on everyone bowling slightly differently,”
“Scotty is a seam bowler on a good length, but he just offers something slightly different to Joshy Hazlewood, and Starcy being a left hander is a bit different.” “Scotty is a seam bowler on a good length, but he just offers something slightly different to Joshy Hazlewood.”
“I don’t believe that there is ever a hierarchy in the flock. You contemplate the three individuals with whom you would want to go out and play.
This would be the first test that Boland has played in England, and he already boasts an impressive average of 13.42, having taken 28 wickets over the course of seven tests.
Cummins stated that he was certain Boland, who is 34 years old, would not need to revamp his bowling method in order to be successful in English conditions after Boland saw English conditions while touring with an Indigenous squad of players in 2018.
“Because the ball does talk a little more, I’ve seen players get too caught up in trying to take wickets every ball because you’ve suddenly got the ball swinging and seaming,” Cummins said. “I’ve seen players get too caught up in trying to take wickets every ball because you’ve suddenly got the ball swinging and seaming.”
“For someone like Scotty, the game plan is extremely straightforward: you just hit your good areas, you stay there all day, and you keep your fingers crossed that the ball will take care of the rest.”
Cameron Green, an all-rounder who bowls seam, and Nathan Lyon, an off-spinner, bring the powerful Australian assault full circle.
Cummins agreed that they will need to carefully monitor Green’s bowling effort, particularly considering that the all-rounder is switching formats following his participation in the Twenty20 tournament that was just held in India.
“Greeny is available, and he is fit, but it is probably not in our interest to burn him and put 40 overs into him in a game,” said the captain of the cricket team, “because he has never really red-lined so far.”