Australian bowler Pat Cummins reaches for the ball on the second day of the fourth Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia won by South Africa at Wanderers cricket ground on March 31, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian Test captain Pat Cummins has stated that he expected the old-ball to talk during his side's upcoming tour of Pakistan.

While the Aussies have not ventured to Pakistan since 1998, the 28-year-old held the view that high humidity and hardened pitches would likely see the red-ball begin swinging in reverse the older it became.

Given Cummins was in primary school when Mark Taylor's side last donned the whites Rawalpindi, the New South Welshman's predictions for movement have been laid without rolling the arm over in the foreign conditions.

And while the touring party's later arrival will allow for freshness within the Baggy Green camp, it will require Cummins and company to acclimatise within a shorter window.

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"Normally you fly in, and you have a couple of weeks in a place, which has its pros but it also has its cons," Cummins was quoted by

"I think here, being able to spend a bit more time in Australia, we'll be able to fly in, we'll be fresh and if we can replicate similar conditions to what we might expect over there, we can literally land and in a couple of days we'll be up to speed for the Test match."

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Currently preparing with his charges in Melbourne, Cummins explained that every member set to board the plane had been versing themselves against both spin and swing at training.

"We had a spin-bowling net today, and we practiced a lot of reverse-swing bowling which can come into it over there in Pakistan," he continued.

"The way you've got to play spin and face reverse-swing bowling, it can be quite different to what you might experience in a traditional Australian summer.

"It's a bit of fun as well.

"We're seeing new things and trying new things, so it adds an extra element to training."

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Still, with Pakistan's recent, and historic, success with seam bowling on home soil, Cummins expected the trend to continue for the hosts.

"We're not expecting to have the spin-friendly subcontinent conditions we've experienced in past Indian or Sri Lankan tours," he imparted.

"It seems like the pace bowlers have done quite well and they [Pakistan] have got a really strong bowling pace bowling line-up."

The opening Test of the three contest tour is set to commence in Rawalpindi at 4:00pm AEST on Friday, March 4.