New Delhi: An Ashes series is always exciting and months before the actual battle begins, we have the verbal volleys getting exchanged in more than a fair sprinkle. This time firing the verbal attack is Pat Cummins, young Australian quick who has had his fair share of injury issues. But keeping them on the back-burner, it seems Cummins is raring to go and give it to the English come the first Test.

Cummins was quoted to be saying by Reuters, “Hope you practice your bouncers because we’ll be bowling a lot of them. No one really likes it if you’ve got real pace and real accuracy. They play on slower wickets, not as much bounce, so over here, it’s one of our biggest strengths.”

He added, “We grow up on these wickets and as bowlers getting bounce has always been really important. I think we’re lucky that there’s a few of us who are all pretty tall and get a bit of bounce and like to bowl with a bit of pace.”

He also said, “Hopefully the wickets have a bit of pace and bounce in them, there’s nothing like getting your adrenaline up and then running in trying to bowl short.”