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'It's Never Going To Work Every Game' - Pat Cummins Reveals His Plans For T20 WC 2024

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Australia's star seamer Pat Cummins, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to the finals of IPL 2024, spoke about his preparedness for the T20 World Cup 2024 as the Men in Yellow are set to face Oman in their opener on June 6 in Barbados. 

Cummins stated that he is in the form of his life in the shortest format of the game and hopes to do well under Mitchell Marsh's leadership. The 31-year-old credited IPL for his high confidence and added that playing 17 straight T20 games would help him in the T20 World Cup

"We played 17 games straight (at the IPL). For the most part, international T20s are after the Test series, and you've got to try and hit a yorker or a slower ball, and then go back to a Test series, So just getting the pace of the game and executing some of those balls that you need more in T20 cricket than in other formats, I feel well placed," said Cummins.

Pat Cummins shed light on his preparation and stated that featuring in IPL helped him figure out deliveries that suit the T20 format. 

The formidable Aussie quick remarked that usually before a major ICC event, teams partake in bilateral series where they play multiple format and vary with their line and lengths. However, with IPL before the World Cup, he has figured what is working and what isn't for him. 

"A lot of T20 bowling in particular is about thinking through your sequencing of which ball to bowl or when, and I think throughout the season you get to learn pretty quickly what's working and what isn't," he said.

The right-arm seamer added that playing in the IPL, he realised that even if things don't work at the start of the tournament, it will work as the competition progresses. 

"Even if it doesn't work the first game, and you feel like it's never going to work every game, you know that if you zoom out throughout the tournament it's going to work for you. So it's nice coming in here with that confidence."

Cummins had a great IPL with the ball as he took 18 wickets in 16 matches and also contributed 136 runs with the bat and would be hoping to continue his good run in the all-important World Cup as well.