Everyone is prepared for adverse condition in South Africa: Pat Cummins
It is not difficult to tell when David Warner and Steve Smith will play in South Africa in this month, what the spectators may react to when they bat or when they field. This is the first South Africa tour of Australia after the ball-tampering scandal.
However, paceman Pat Cummins said they were prepared to understand the adverse situation.
Almost two years had passed since the ball-tampering scandal. The cricketers also suffered punishment for this. Yet, the spectators did not stop to comment on them. Warner-Smith had been fighting with everything.
They had been booed in places like England, New Zealand, India. In South Africa, the intensity may be a little higher than others. On the way back to where they started, Cummins said they had grown accustomed to hearing.
“It’s been two years since the ball-tampering scandal, it looks weird. It doesn’t seem like it’s been a long time since we’re back at this hotel again.
“Then we played a lot of cricket. I played against South Africa in the World Cup. I am sure that we have to adapt a lot to the supporters. But it’s not like I’ve never cared.”
Cummins said the Proteas’ supporters would be discussed with cricketers at team meetings like every series.
“We’ll probably pick it up at team meetings, like we did before the Ashes and the World Cup. It is just a matter of identifying the matter and being vigilant so that everyone can be prepared for it.”
The Australia-South Africa series starts next Friday. After the three-match T20I series, two teams will play in the three-match ODI series.