Cricket World Cup 2023: Pat Cummins Factfile
Australian captain and fast bowler Pat Cummins made his Test debut at just 18 but his career has often stalled due to back injuries. Check out the factfile on Australia captain Pat Cummins ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Australian captain and fast bowler Pat Cummins made his Test debut at just 18 but his career has often stalled due to back injuries.
A clean-cut image was crucial for Australia in the aftermath of the notorious 2018 ball-tampering scandal in South Africa so he was the ideal candidate to succeed Tim Paine as Test skipper in the light of Paine's 'sexting' controversy in 2021.
Cummins took over the ODI captaincy in 2022 after the retirement of Aaron Finch.
His best ODI figures of 5/70 came in India in a four-wicket win at Mohali in 2019.
Cummins' experience of having turned out for three different IPL sides could prove crucial at this World Cup although he remains raw in the ODI leadership role having only captained Australia in four matches.
He missed the series in India earlier this year due to the death of his mother while a wrist injury sidelined him from the recent five-game clash with South Africa.
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Here is the factfile on Australia captain Pat Cummins ahead of the Cricket World Cup which gets underway in India on Thursday:
- Name: Pat Cummins
- Age: 30
- Playing role: Bowler
- International ODI career
- Matches: 77
- Wickets: 126
- Best bowling: 5/70
- Average: 27.99