Many believe that with the match against South Africa, Australia was preparing for what awaits them: the match against India. However, Pat Cummins denied such rumors. "It wasn't an audition at all (for the India series)," Cummins said , as quoted by cricbuzz.com.
"This wicket is a bit different to India. It wasn't spinning out of the middle of the wicket. Indian wickets sometimes really break up even from the middle of the wicket. And left-arm orthodox becomes really effective against right-handed batters.
It was 800 runs and three wickets for spin for the game. So it wasn't easy for the spinners but I thought he (Agar) bowled really well," he continued. He did not forget to praise his teammates who showed their qualities in the match against South Africa.
"It's always good to have a bit of game practice. We can practice as much as we can in the nets, but doing it in the middle, there's no better practice than that. Josh the way he bowled the whole game, and especially with that reversing ball and the way he can change his action and control the seam is fantastic.
I took a little bit out of it myself."
Australia had a good prelude to the match with the Indians. "I think we've given ourselves the best chance. Another fantastic summer. This bowling attack, weathering the storm at the Gabba and MCG and then coming here, it is different again.
The way our batting group has stood up, it has been fantastic. And other than this game in a shortened time frame, we've been able to get 20 wickets each Test match in different circumstances. I feel like we are adapting really well.
Having Tests in Pakistan and Sri Lanka last year have put us in really good stead for India. No one is going over there blind. Use the next few weeks to reflect on the past 12 months and get over there refreshed and eager. Where as good of a chance as we're ever going to be."