Pat Cummins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Pat Cummins (cricketer))
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pat Cummins
2018. c Finch b Cummins-0001 (40183230984) (Cummins cropped).jpg
Cummins in 2018
Personal information
Full namePatrick James Cummins
Born (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 25)
Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)[2]
BowlingRight-arm fast
RoleBowling All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 423)17 November 2011 v South Africa
Last Test30 March 2018 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 189)19 October 2011 v South Africa
Last ODI11 November 2018 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.30
T20I debut (cap 51)13 October 2011 v South Africa
Last T20I22 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.30
Domestic team information
2011–presentNew South Wales (squad no. 30)
2012Sydney Sixers
2014Perth Scorchers
2014 - presentSydney Thunder
2014Kolkata Knight Riders
2017Delhi Daredevils
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 14 42 18 25
Runs scored 365 166 28 629
Batting average 20.27 11.85 4.00 26.20
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/3
Top score 50 36 13 82*
Balls bowled 3221 2184 414 5277
Wickets 66 65 23 103
Bowling average 23.81 29.73 20.52 25.09
5 wickets in innings 2 0 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a 0
Best bowling 6/79 4/24 3/15 6/79
Catches/stumpings 7/– 6/– 4/– 11/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 November 2018

Patrick James Cummins (born 8 May 1993) is an Australian international cricketer.[1][3] He made his Test debut at the age of 18. He plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. Cummins is a fast bowler and a capable lower order right-handed batsman.[4] As of April 2018, Cummins is the sixth-ranked Test bowler and seventh-ranked Test all-rounder in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings.[5][6]

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.[7] 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.[4] He finished with Nathan Lyon as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.[8] 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.[9]

Cummins was selected in Australia's provisional team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in Queensland in August 2012.[10]

Indian Premier League[edit]

Cummins was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League for the 2014 season.[11] In February 2017, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 4.5 crores.[12] In the 2018 IPL auction, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians for a price of 5.4 crores.[13]. Later he was ruled out of the entire tournament due to an injury

International career[edit]

Cummins was granted a Cricket Australia contract in June 2011,[14] and in October 2011 he played two T20I 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.

Cummins made his Test debut at the Wanderers ground in Johannesburg in November 2011, in what was only his fourth career first-class match,[15] becoming Australia's youngest Test cricketer since Ian Craig in 1953.[16] Cummins took 1/38 and 6/79, becoming the second youngest Test cricketer (behind Enamul Haque Jr) to take six wickets in an innings.[17] 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.[18]

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.[19]

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.

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.

During the 2017-18 summer of cricket in Australia, Cummins established himself as a handy lower order batsman, scoring two score in the 40s during The Ashes series. In a warm up game against South Africa A, Cummins scored his 2nd first class half century.

Cummins scored his first Test half-century in the fourth test against South Africa during Australia tour of South Africa 2018.[20]

In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.[21][22]


Test five-wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year Result
1 6/79 1  South Africa Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg South Africa 2011 Won
2 5/83 14  South Africa Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg South Africa 2018 Lost

Personal life[edit]

Cummins grew up at Mount Riverview in the Blue Mountains with his two brothers and two sisters.[23] He attended St Paul's Grammar School,[24] and is an Elite Athlete Program scholar and Bachelor of Business student at the University of Technology, Sydney.[25] As a child he idolised Brett Lee, with whom he later briefly played domestic and international cricket.[9][26]

In 2011, during an interview with, 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.[27]


  1. ^ a b "Pat Cummins". Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Patrick Cummins". Cricket Australia. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Pat Cummins -". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Patrick Cummins, David Warner blast Blues to final". Herald Sun. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  5. ^ "ICC Player Rankings". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "ICC Player Rankings". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Park cricket to Test squad in 12 months: the rise of Pat Cummins". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Cricket Records - Records - Twenty20 Big Bash, 2010/11 - - Most wickets - ESPNcricinfo". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Pat Cummins is tickled pink to be a sixer". Daily Telegraph. 16 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Cummins in Australia's U-19 World Cup squad". 18 June 2012.
  11. ^ "IPL 7 Auction: Pat Cummins sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1 crore". Cricket Country. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  12. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  13. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  14. ^ Brettig, Daniel (7 June 2011). "Katich cut from contract list". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  15. ^ "First class matches played by Pat Cummins". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  16. ^ Baum, Greg (18 November 2011). "Young pacemaker in for historic Test debut". The Age. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  17. ^ Baum, Greg (21 November 2011). "Postman Pat: he delivers". The Age. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  18. ^ "2nd Test, Australia tour of South Africa at Johannesburg, Nov 17-21 2011 - Match Summary - ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  19. ^ Staff, CricketCountry (19 August 2013). "Pat Cummins breaks down again, to miss most of 2013-14 season". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  20. ^ "RSA vs Aus - Scorecard - Cricbuzz". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Five new faces on CA contract list". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  23. ^ Dream Test debut for Pat Cummins Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ "Patrick Cummins to make state debut at the under-17 national cricket championships". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  25. ^ "UTS elite athlete Pat Cummins saves Australia - UTS News Room". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Pat Cummins is world cricket's next big thing". Herald Sun. 18 November 2011.
  27. ^ "The unusual tale of Pat's short finger". Retrieved 2017-03-18.

External links[edit]