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Ashes in The Bag, Next Challenge is To Conquer Pakistan: Pat Cummins

SYDNEY: Australian captain Pat Cummins is confident that a dominant Ashes series win can start “something big” as the star pacer hunts the away wins required to become the best Test side in the world.

Assuming the role after Tim Paine resigned over a ‘sexting’ scandal, Pat Cummins enjoyed a dream start to his captaincy career and secured a 4-0 series victory over England late on day three of the fifth Test.

Australia will face vastly different conditions when they visit Pakistan for a full tour, their first to the South Asian country since 1998, beginning with three Tests in March.

Australia will play three Tests, three one-day internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty-20 international (T20I) match in a month-long series commencing from March 3 in Pakistan.

“That’s the next big challenge,” Cummins told reporters on Monday. “I think the best teams in the past not only won at home but they were really successful overseas as well,” he added.

Cummins said, “Pakistan next on the radar for us, it’s going to be huge. Lots of our young players have not played a lot overseas. Even in the last couple of years, I don’t think we played a Test overseas.”