Pat Cummins Clarifies Hazlewood’s Comments on Run Rate, Calls them a Joke

News Desk3 weeks ago

In the Super Eight stage, Australia has already secured one of Group B’s two spots, and Scotland appears well-positioned to follow them thanks to a stronger net run-rate.

That is, until England’s stunning comeback to their title defense on Thursday.
With only 19 balls remaining to complete their chase after Jos Buttler’s team dismissed Oman for 47, their net run-rate surged to surpass that of Scotland.

It is anticipated that England will tie Scotland on points and defeat Namibia in their last match.

In order to avoid playing England later in the competition, Hazlewood had stated on Tuesday that Australia would be pleased to eliminate them in the group stage.

Regarding Hazlewood’s remarks, Cummins stated, “I think it got taken a little bit out of context. I was speaking to Joshy, who had a bit of a joke about it the other day.”

“We’ll go there and try to play Scotland, who will be tough and have had a really strong tournament thus far.

“Net run rate is something you kind of talk about as one of the peculiarities of the setup, but does it really affect how we play? Not at all.

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“I’ve never stepped into the field without the mindset of trying to take the game on and be aggressive, like the guys have so far.”

Australia play Scotland on Saturday at Gros Islet in Saint Lucia.

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