Pat Cummins

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Pat Cummins
Personal information
Full name Patrick James Cummins
Born (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 23)
Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Nickname Cummo,[1] Cider
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 423) 17 November 2011 v South Africa
Last Test 25 March 2017 v India
ODI debut (cap 189) 19 October 2011 v South Africa
Last ODI 5 February 2017 v New Zealand
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 3 28 11 46
Runs scored 48 113 217 235
Batting average 12.00 16.14 24.11 15.66
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 21 36 82* 38
Balls bowled 726 1,416 2,254 2,320
Wickets 15 51 23 81
Bowling average 23.93 25.54 26.71 25.75
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 1/– 6/– 4/– 16/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 March 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]

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 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Patrick Cummins on Cricinfo
  2. ^ "Patrick Cummins". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Patrick Cummins, David Warner blast Blues to final". Herald Sun. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Park cricket to Test squad in 12 months: the rise of Pat Cummins". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Most wickets
  6. ^ a b "Pat Cummins is tickled pink to be a sixer". Daily Telegraph. 16 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "IPL 7 Auction: Pat Cummins sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1 crore". Cricket Country. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cummins in Australia's U-19 World Cup squad". 18 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Brettig, Daniel (7 June 2011). "Katich cut from contract list". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "First class matches played by Pat Cummins". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Baum, Greg (18 November 2011). "Young pacemaker in for historic Test debut". The Age. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  12. ^ Baum, Greg (21 November 2011). "Postman Pat: he delivers". The Age. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  14. ^ Dream Test debut for Pat Cummins
  15. ^ Patrick Cummins to make state debut at the under-17 national cricket championships
  16. ^ UTS elite athlete Pat Cummins saves Australia
  17. ^ "Pat Cummins is world cricket's next big thing". Herald Sun. 18 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "The unusual tale of Pat's short finger". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  19. ^ "Australia in South Africa Test Series, 2011/12 – South Africa v Australia Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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