Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 match against Scotland, Australia`s Pat Cummins said that there is no workload for the fast bowlers as they are used to playing Test cricket and bowling just four overs would be a breeze.

Australia will lock horns with Scotland for the T20 World Cup 2024 match at Saint Lucia on June 16. The Pat Cummins-led side has qualified for the Super 8 of the T20 World Cup 2024 with six points in three matches. Scotland on the other hand is in the second position with five points. England is in contention with Scotland for the Super 8.

Speaking ahead of the game to cricket.com.au, Cummins said, “It is a bit of a luxury now in this first section of the tournament but once we get to the Super Eights do not think they will be any resting. Definitely [can play all the games], we are used to playing Test cricket so four overs is a breeze. There is no workload issues at all. You start prioritising sleep, refuelling and those kinds of things but in terms of getting up for the game, it is fine. We have done it loads of times, loads of IPL games are kind of play, fly to the other side of the country and play again. Same with BBL. It is not necessarily new. It will be busy but we are kind of used to it.”

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On the possibility of rotating and resting players during the game against Scotland, Cummins said that he would not be surprised if some rotation of players happens.

“I have not spoken to the selectors or anyone, so I do not know what they are thinking. But I would not be surprised. I know going into the start of the tournament, in a perfect world, we would get a game into just about all the squad members,” said Cummins.

Speaking on the T20I captaincy of Mitchell Marsh, Cummins said he has done a pretty fantastic job so far.

“We are pretty similar, stay relaxed. We lean on our bowlers to do their job,” he added.

Josh Hazlewood said that the side would play against Scotland in order to eliminate England from the T20 World Cup 2024. Following the statement, Cummins said that the speedster`s comments were to be taken as a joke.

“I was speaking to Joshy who had a bit of a joke about it the other day and it got taken a bit out of context. We will go out there and try to play Scotland who have had a really good tournament so far so it is going to be tough,” said Cummins.

“I do not think you can (go into a game not trying to win) – ever. You are playing an international game in the middle of a World Cup. You still want to try and have a good game and carry that on into the Super Eights,” he added.

Notably, the International Cricket Council (ICC) regulations do not allow “inappropriate strategic or tactical” manipulation of a result or net run-rate “in order to affect the standings of other teams”.

(With ANI Inputs)

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