One of the few cricketers who came out of the 'Sandpaper-gate' saga with his reputation enhanced, Patrick Cummins has long been seen as the future leader of the Australian pace attack. Having made his debut in 2011, his career was beset by numerous injuries resulting in him not playing Tests for his country till the 2017 tour of India. But since then the workhorse has not looked back impressing in every match he plays for Australia. The cricketer from Sydney is now part of a fearsome threesome of Australian pace bowlers along with Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc.read more
Pat Cummins was clinical with the ball, taking three wickets and conceding only 30 runs in the game against Pakistan.
Australia have won two back-to-back ODI series - India and Pakistan, and Maxwell has played an important role, hitting three half-centuries in their 5-0 series win in the UAE.
Cummins missed the first two ODI's of the five-match series against Pakistan and he only played in the third ODI in which he was able to take three wickets.
Australian media reports on Friday revealed the breadth of the fracture between Warner and his teammates immediately after the ball-tampering scandal.
The 25-year-old bowler joins Jhye Richardson in returning home early as the latter injured his shoulder in Sharjah.
The fast bowler is likely to get a chance in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan to make his case stronger for the upcoming World Cup.
Will the IPL offer any answers? Does Rahane still deserve a chance? Is Vijay Shankar ready? We don't know but India can still hope.
Marcus Stoinis was keeping the hopes alive for the Aussies as they needed 11 runs off the final over but it just was not to be.
Pat Cummins lavished praise on Jasprit Bumrah, saying that the Indian pacer has a great cricketing brain and he executes his sills really well.
Maxwell rued that he could have finished the game and said he still has a lot of work to do to secure a ticket to the World Cup.
Cummins and Anderson move ahead of Rabada after Proteas suffered a shock defeat to Sri Lanka in Durban, with the Australian claiming the top spot and the Englishman moving to second.
The 25-year-old said that he is preparing himself well for the swinging conditions in England and is getting better and better with each passing day.
Pat Cummins won the Allan Border medal for Australia's leading men's cricketer with 156 votes, six ahead of off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was voted test cricket player of the year.
Head coach Justin Langer said he reached a mutual agreement with Saker, a former England bowling coach, that it was time for the pair to part ways.
Earlier, Kurtis Patterson became Australia's third century-maker of its first innings, scoring an unbeaten 114.
The 30-year-old Karunaratne, who retired hurt on 46, left the ground on a motorized stretcher.
After Cummins dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne on the last ball of the second day, he took wickets in his first two overs Saturday.
Called into the team to replace the injured Josh Hazlewood, Richardson's first career wicket was Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with a ball that moved slightly away from the right-hander on 5.
What we now know that we didn't before the 4-Test series between Australia and India that concluded in Sydney on 7th January.
“Lots of talks about you being Australia Prime Minister. Thoughts?” reporters asked Cummins.