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Pat Cummins anticipates a test from Virat Kohli in the forthcoming T20I series

Australia, the reigning champions and hosts of the 2017 T20 World Cup, is presently preparing for a high-voltage T20I series against hosts India. Pat Cummins, Australia’s red-ball captain, has stated that he did not watch much of the recently finished Asia Cup but did see Virat Kohli’s brilliant century.

While the Indian team was eliminated in the Super 4 stage of the continental event, the Men in Yellow were immersed in a tense Chappell-Hadlee series against rivals New Zealand. The Australian star revealed that he did not watch the Asia Cup but praised Kohli for his comeback to form. He also believes that the Australians would struggle to restrict the Indian sensation in the forthcoming three-match series.

“To be totally honest, I didn’t see any of that tournament (Asia Cup). I think Sri Lanka won. Honestly, I didn’t see any of it. I saw Virat Kohli, I think he scored a hundred, yeah he’s a class player, he was always going to return to form at some point in time. He’s going to be a challenge this next week,” Cummins was quoted as saying

Cummins, a frequent participant in the IPL, believes that the players would need to acclimatize to the Indian conditions. Pitch speeds are often slower than in Australia, and the borders are also narrower. However, the Australians have a great of experience playing in these circumstances, with numerous players, like Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis, being well suited to them.