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Australia’s poster boy Pat Cummins relishes his first defining role | Geoff Lemon

The pick of the tourists’ Ashes attack has not had such a great influence on a series before this summerEveryone has a crush on Pat Cummins. If someone says they don’t have a crush on Pat Cummins, they are either deluded or in denial. You can’t put it down to one factor. There’s the inherent romance of bowling fast, the warmth of his comeback story with hardship overcome, and the glamour of rocketing to No 1 in the world. And let’s be honest: there’s the bright white smile, bright blue eyes, bold facial features just asking to be carved into a mountainside. The swept-back hair doing an 80s wind-tunnel move as he runs in, the immaculate presentation in pressed creams and a cable-knit cricket jumper for the English autumn. You watch him play and he’s decent and respected and respectful, you hear an interview and he turns out to be personable and funny as well. You’ve got no chance. Related: Australia retain the Ashes after England fail to save fourth Test at Old Trafford Continue reading...
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The Australia national cricket team, represents the country of Australia in international cricket. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877. The team also plays One Day International cricket and Twenty20 International, participating in both the first ODI... More
Patrick James "Pat" Cummins (born 8 May 1993) 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. More