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Pat Cummins
Personal information
Full name Patrick James Cummins
Born (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 24)
Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Nickname Cummo,[1] Cider
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
  • Australia
Test debut (cap 423) 17 November 2011 v South Africa
Last Test 4 September 2017 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 189) 19 October 2011 v South Africa
Last ODI 10 June 2017 v England
ODI shirt no. 30
T20I debut (cap 51) 13 October 2011 v South Africa
Last T20I 22 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no. 30
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–present New South Wales (squad no. 30)
2011–2012 Sydney Sixers
2012–2013 Perth Scorchers
2014–2015 Kolkata Knight Riders
2014–present Sydney Thunder
2017–present Delhi Daredevils
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 5 31 13 49
Runs scored 110 117 279 239
Batting average 18.33 14.62 25.36 14.93
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 33* 36 82* 38
Balls bowled 1,104 1,566 2,632 2,470
Wickets 21 53 48 83
Bowling average 25.38 27.30 27.00 26.86
5 wickets in innings 1 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 6/79 4/41 6/79 4/26
Catches/stumpings 3/– 6/– 6/– 16/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 September 2017

Patrick James "Pat" Cummins (born 8 May 1993[1]) is an Australian cricketer. A fast bowler, he made his Test debut at age 18 and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. Cummins is a fast bowler who regularly bowls faster than 145 km/h.[3]

Contents

  • 1 Domestic career
  • 2 International career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 International awards
    • 4.1 Test cricket
      • 4.1.1 Man of the Match awards
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Domestic career[edit]

Cummins played junior cricket at Glenbrook Blaxland Cricket Club in the Blue Mountains before playing first-grade cricket for Penrith in 2010.[4] In the preliminary final of the 2010–11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash against Tasmania Cummins took 4 for 16 and was named man of the match.[3] He finished with Nathan Lyon as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.[5] In March 2011 he made his first-class debut.

He joined the Sydney Sixers franchise in 2011. In 2012 he signed with the Perth Scorchers, but missed the 2012 season due to injury. He made his debut for the Scorchers when they beat the Adelaide Strikers in Perth on 16 January 2014.[6] He was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League for the 2014 season.[7]

Cummins was selected in Australia's provisional team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in Queensland in August 2012.[8]

Cummins was selected by Delhi Daredevils in 2017 auction for a whopping Rs 4.5 Crores

International career[edit]

Cummins was granted a Cricket Australia contract in June 2011,[9] and in October 2011 he played two Twenty20 matches for Australia against South Africa. On the basis of his performances in these games (he took 3/25 and 2/26), Cummins was selected for Test squad to play South Africa, in what was described as a "meteoric rise".

Cummins made his Test debut at the Wanderers ground in Johannesburg in November 2011, in what was only his fourth career first-class match,[10] becoming Australia's youngest Test cricketer since Ian Craig in 1953.[11] Cummins took 1/38 and 6/79, becoming the second youngest Test cricketer (behind Enamul Haque Jr) to take six wickets in an innings.[12] He then scored 13 runs in the second innings, including a four to win the match, and was presented with the Man of the Match award.

Cummins' early cricketing career has been plagued with injury, primarily a stress fracture in his back. Cummins played his first game since October 2012 for the Northern Ireland Cricket Academy on 19 June 2013.

Cummins was a late call-up for 2015 Ashes squad after the retirement of Ryan Harris, but he was not selected for a Test during the series. He was part of ODI and T20I series in the same tour.

In February 2017, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 4.5 crores.[13]

On March 17, 2017, Cummins returned to Test cricket after 1946 days (5 years, 3 months, and 27 days, or exactly 278 weeks) of absence due to various injuries, and was reselected due to Mitchell Starc's injury.

Personal life[edit]

Cummins grew up at Mount Riverview in the Blue Mountains with his two brothers and two sisters.[14] He attended St Paul's Grammar School,[15] and is an Elite Athlete Program scholar and Bachelor of Business student at the University of Technology, Sydney.[16] As a child he idolised Brett Lee, with whom he later briefly played domestic and international cricket.[6][17]

In 2011, during an interview with cricket.com.au, Cummins revealed that, at the age of three, he lost the top of his middle finger when his sister accidentally slammed the door on it.[18]

International awards[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2nd Test – Australia in South Africa Test Series 2011/12 1st Innings: 15–3–38–1, 1 catch; 2 (7 balls)
2nd Innings: 29–5–79–6; 13* (15 balls: 2x4)
 Australia won by 2 wickets.[19]