The first pace option for Australia these days, Pat Cummins was a part of the title-winning ODI squad of 2015. Unfortunately, recurring injury concerns and other factors pushed him to only play two games for his team (where he put on a stellar performance). Now, with total command over his fitness, Cummins’ form will be massive to Australia’s chances in the upcoming T20I tournament, given how lethal his pace is. A fit and firing Cummins will significantly raise Australia’s hopes of defending the title in the ICC T20I World Cup happening later this month. 

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Pat Cummins set the whole international scene on fire with his Test debut in November, 2011 against South Africa. Equipped with all the weapons a pacer needed and his lethality with the ball, he took a seven-wicket match haul which included a six-wicket banger in the second innings giving Australia a chaseable score which they gunned down by a small margin. Amidst the victory celebrations, the one name on everyone’s mouth was that of this exciting fast pacer, Pat Cummins. Injuries struck soon and left him unfit to play even a single Test match for around six years.

Cummins’ has no real weakness in his bowling but a weak body meant that he was unable to exploit on the stellar debut he had. During his Test hiatus, he did feature in white-ball formats but injuries inevitably forced him to take frequent intervals and this made him an irregular starter for the team.

However, from the 2016-17 season Cummins upped his fitness hugely and after a few consistent years of training, his body finally gained stability.

In early 2019, Cummins got picked for the Test tour of India. A place not best for a fast bowler due to the temperature and pitches was an examination for him in all areas and levels. People started questioning his inherent fragility and were sure that he wouldn’t be able to cope up. Yet, proving everyone wrong, he featured in back to back Test matches and seemed hungry for another. That year, he played more competitively in IPL and Indian pacer, the great Zaheer Khan helped him mold himself in a better way.

The Bangladesh tour saw Cummins proving his fitness and skills over a long period of time. He got the nod for the all-important Ashes series at home in 2017-18. It was the ideal opportunity for Cummins to prove himself to others and he did absolutely that. He had a stellar series, from claiming crucial breakthroughs to making important contributions with the bat. Australia regained the urn and the world was convinced that Cummins was here to stay. Since then, Cummins has become the premier pacer and a lethal weapon of the squad across all formats with the ODI series win in India in 2019 being a huge accomplishment. 

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Cummins graduated from University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor in Business. He attended there under the university’s Elite Athlete Program. In February of 202, Cummins got engaged to his longtime partner, Becky Boston. They got married on August 1, 2022. The couple has a son together.