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Friday, March 05, 2021

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins burst on to the Test scene as a 19-year-old in 2011 when he took six wickets for 79 runs in Johannesburg in the second innings against South Africa. His victims included Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers. But he had to wait a long time before he got his next Test cap for his country and that came in 2017 in India. In that time, Cummins made a name for himself in the limited overs setup. Since his return to the Test team, though, he has become something of a spearhead for Australia whenever Mitchell Starc is unable to compete and has seldom disappointed. Cummins is also part of that rare breed of fast bowlers who are equally adept on the field. Cummins had played for the Delhi Daredevils and has got a total of 27 wickets so far. While he was there in the 2014 and 2016 seasons, it was in 2017 that he made a splash, taking 17 wickets. His performances did not translate into wins for Delhi though, in what was another underwhelming season for the capital franchise. This season, he will be joining the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya in the Mumbai Indians' pace battery.


'Brick wall' Pujara was big wicket for Cummins once Kohli returned home after 1st Test in Australia

February 11, 2021 11:59 am

Pat Cummins, who was Australia vice-captain for the four-match Test series, said Pujara turned out to be the deciding factor with his rock solid performances with the bat.

Fight for space at the heart of Pat Cummins vs Cheteshwar Pujara contest

January 11, 2021 3:36 pm

Pujara’s method has one ‘flaw’. The need to hold the bat inside the line, on the off-stump line. The bat is on that line; a ball outside it is allowed to fly past the edge due to his unusual control over his hands.

We were going to make it as hard as possible for Pujara: Pat Cummins

January 09, 2021 3:26 pm

Pujara has been criticised for his ultra-defensive approach in the series so far and instead of propping up his team's response to Australia's first innings total of 338 all out, his painstakingly slow 50 off 176 balls on the third day of the third Test here derailed India's momentum.

Regret making hurtful one-liners before Black Lives Movement: Pat Cummins

December 24, 2020 2:56 pm

Paine said he didn't think a lot about the issue of racism as it didn't affect him, adding that the BLM has shifted his perspective.

Josh Hazlewood & Pat Cummins leave Indian batsmen helpless at Adelaide

December 19, 2020 7:03 pm

Individually, the Australian pace attack couldn’t be more different. As a pack, they couldn’t be more in sync.That’s why Indians’ triumph in 2018-19 was historic. That’s why their collapse now feels so blameless, helpless as if it was beyond their control.

Pink ball zips around more, captains have to manage tactics: Pat Cummins

December 15, 2020 12:40 pm

Australia have won each of their four day-night Test matches so far against New Zealand, South Africa, England and Pakistan respectively.

Keeping Virat Kohli quiet key to success against India, feels Pat Cummins

November 20, 2020 12:25 pm

Cummins, who has been named in both the white and red-ball squads as vice-captain, is one of the 11 Australian players currently quarantining here after returning from the UAE where he played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

Pat Cummins yet to decide on whether to play in limited overs series against India

November 16, 2020 3:09 pm

Pat Cummins on Monday said he is yet to take a call on whether to play in the limited-overs series against India beginning November 27.

From Andre Russell to Pat Cummins: Players who have had a disappointing IPL 2020 so far

October 23, 2020 7:58 am

IPL 2020: KKR's Andre Russell and Pat Cummins, Punjab's Glenn Maxwell, CSK's Kedar Jadhav and Rajasthan's Robin Uthappa have been a few whose exploits have failed to translate in the premier tournament.

Don't judge Pat Cummins just after one game, says KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik

September 24, 2020 11:36 am

All eyes were on Cummins, this edition's highest paid overseas recruit and he was taken apart by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma as he went for 49 runs in 3 overs during KKR's 49-run IPL defeat on Wednesday.


India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 3: Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins star in 15-wicket day

December 28, 2018 12:47 pm

India finished with the score of 54/5, with a lead of 346 runs, after bowling out Australia for 151 in the first innings.