This familiarity with the ground could offer a substantial advantage to the Australian team in their quest for World Cup glory.
Cummins unveiled the news with anticipation, stating, "He's fit so yeah, we'll announce a team tomorrow, but it's a ground he knows pretty well. I think chatting to him and a couple of other guys, it's probably in a bit of a different condition to what it is for the IPL. The wicket looks really good so yeah, he's someone we'll look at pretty closely."
The Australian team is looking to bounce back after a rather disappointing World Cup debut, where they were dismissed for a below-par 199, culminating in a six-wicket loss to the Indian side in Chennai.
Despite this initial setback, Cummins remains optimistic about a high-scoring encounter in Lucknow.
South Africa, fresh off their impressive opening victory against Sri Lanka, where they posted an imposing 428-5, presents a formidable challenge. The Proteas have set the bar high, and Cummins acknowledged the caliber of competition.
He shared, "When it's a good wicket - which that looks like - most of the games have been 300 plus. I haven't had a look at it today, but last night it looked really good, really even. Maybe a bit of pace and bounce. We'll see how it is tomorrow."
Regarding Adam Zampa, Australia's specialist spinner who went wicketless and conceded 53 runs in the previous game, Cummins emphasized the importance of not reading too much into his form.
He stated, "I thought he bowled okay but it's pretty hard defending 200 and trying to create something out of nothing. I'm sure he would be great out there. Again, if you have a bit more of a total to bowl to, he's one of our key guys."
With Marcus Stoinis's remarkable comeback, the Australian team is poised for an exciting World Cup showdown with South Africa in Lucknow.
Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate this high-stakes encounter, which promises to be a spectacle of skill and determination on the cricket field.">