THERE have been few Australian cricketers that burst on to the international scene quite like Pat Cummins.
The right arm quick tore through South Africa on his 2011 Test debut in Johannesburg, earning man of the match honours with seven wickets at just 18 years of age.
He was lightning quick, he swung the ball and he was accurate.
The sky was the limit and Australian cricket fans around the country were salivating at what was to come.
Cummins looked to be the most talented prospect of a young and exciting fast bowling group that included Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson. An exciting future beckoned.
Then disaster struck.
Cummins would not play another Test match for six years after a series of setbacks with a major stress fracture in his back.
After a long and painful road back to the international scene, Cummins made his return to Test cricket at the age of 23 in March, 2017.
After solid returns in the subcontinent last year and an excellent Ashes series with bat and ball, the New South Welshman is poised for a massive 2018.
Latest odds for Pat Cummins
|Man of the match||+1200||+1400||+1000|
|Top Australia bowler||+350||+350||+350|
|Top Australia batsman||+4000||+6600||+6600|
Best Pat Cummins betting markets
Most Australian wickets: While a lot of the attention and focus will be on his new-ball partner Mitchell Starc, Cummins certainly provides value in most of the wickets markets. The question is how many games he will play during the ODI and T20 legs of England’s tour this summer. The NSW quicky is only just back to full fitness after years of injury torment, so the Australian selectors and high-performance staff will almost certainly give him a spell at some point this summer. Keep an ear out for news of Cummins’ availability before parting with your money.
About Pat Cummins
|Name:||Patrick James Cummins|
|Age:||24 (DOB: 8 May 1993)|
|Born:||Westmead, NSW, Australia|
|Height:||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Bowling:||Right arm fast|
Pat Cummins career stats and best figures
|Best bowling figures:||6/79 vs. Sth Africa (2011)||4/41 vs. NZ (2016)||3/15 vs. Pakistan (2012)||4/16 TAS vs. NSW (2011)|
|Highest score:||44 vs. England (2017)||36 vs. NZ (2017)||13 vs. West Indies (2012)||39 SYT vs. PS (2017)|
Teams and franchises Pat Cummins plays for
Pat Cummins is a proud New South Wales native and plays for his home state in both the Sheffield Shield and JLT Cup.
The fast bowler has also played all of his Big Bash League cricket in NSW, first for the Sydney Sixers from 2011-2012, then for the Sydney Thunder from 2014 to present day.
In February 2017, Cummins was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils for close to $900,000.