Cumins is hoping for better performances by Australia



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Cumins is hoping for better performances by Australia

Patt Cumins is unhappy with his team's defeat by England and says they will have to see what the problem was and why they made the mistakes that made Australia lose.
"I'll get my head around that tomorrow and have a bit of a look at the footage," the Australia vice-captain said after England levelled the series at one-all.

"On that wicket, for 40 overs it felt like a good length was the hardest to hit, and suddenly they started hitting them quite nicely." , as quoted by criccbuzz "We'll have a review. If we'd kept them down - those last 10 (overs) went for 80-odd, I think - we're suddenly only chasing 200 and it's a different game.

But what I will say is Adil and Tom are both really good batsmen. They might be batting at nine and 10, but when they walked out, we knew that they could still really hold the bat." "It's a tough one to get your head around.

I thought we bowled really well and then let them off the hook in the last 10 overs ... (where) we gave them an extra 40 or 50 runs."

World cup in India

Cumins believes that they will play better at the World Cup in India and that they must adapt to the conditions that will prevail there.

"Something we always talk about in tournament play and World Cups is that towards the back end, you are likely to get these kind of wickets where spinners (will play a role) and you're not getting 350 that you might get at the start of the tournament," he said."

"On a really good wicket, in your death bowling you go to yorkers or slower balls or bouncers. Here it's tossing up what's the hardest ball to hit - is it a yorker or maybe it's top of the stumps? Maybe you can keep the fields in for longer, the spinners might have more of an impact."

"I really enjoy it. It makes you think differently and try and solve problems." However, the Australians were aware that the match with England will not be an easy task "Having fielded for 50 overs on that wicket, we knew it was going to be really hard work," he said.

"We were obviously really happy when Aaron and Marnus were going along nicely but I heard the commentators say 'they're going along beautifully, they're walking it home' but none of us were thinking that.

"We knew the last 80 or 90 runs were going to be hard work on that wicket, especially as the ball got softer and older."