A rhetorical question that’s often asked in amusement is, “Who doesn’t know Pat Cummings?” When requesting that question, there’s an innocent wonder simply because Pat is considered one of the very best Australian cricket players. He’s passionate and full-spirited in his matches and has a pleasant, calm attitude.
The beloved cricketer has an exciting history, and that’s why we’ll take a look at his background and achievements, to know him better.
Basic Information About the Player
Full Name: Patrick “Cummo” James Cummins
Age: 28-years-old (May 8th, 1993)
Bat Style: Right-hand
Teams: Currently, he plays for the Australian Men’s Cricket Team, New South Wales, and Kolkata Knight Riders. Before, he played for Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Mumbai Indians, New South Wales Second XI, Sydney Thunder, and Dehli Daredevils
Bowl Style: Right-arm fast
Leagues and Ranks
Pat started his test debut with a bang! Fast forward, ICC crowned him the Test Bowler of the Year in January 2020. Later on that same year, he was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in April.
Presently, he’s the Australian National Team’s vice-captain.
It’s little wonder why Pat is famous for his highly sought-after talents. His net worth is 55 million Australian dollars, which is an estimated 294 Crore Indian Rupee! As a result, he’s considered the most expensive foreign player of the IPL and the 2nd most expensive player in IPL history.
Below are Patrick Cumming’s top records:
- In Test Matches, he ranks 6th as the youngest player (18 years old) to take five wickets in an innings. Note that this was his first debut against South Africa in 2011 while at Johannesburg.
- In Test Matches, he also ranks 10th as the fastest to 150 wickets (31).
Cummins had had his fair share of physical trauma, which started when he was pretty young. He lost his index fingertip when only four years old. Despite that challenge, he grew up and proved to be one of the very best bowlers.
In March 2011, right after he made his first test debut in the Sheffield Shield finals, he had a stress fracture, tiny cracked bones in his back. Later on the same year, he had a stress fracture, but this time on his foot.
Also, in November 2012 and August 2013, he suffered back stress fractures. As a result, he was excluded from Tests till 2017 but in between was used for shorter formats. Still, he persevered and spent most of this time polishing his bowling action.
Last Matches Played
Below are the final three matches in their various categories that Pat Cummings recently played:
1. The last FC Match was in Sydney, 25th to February 28th, 2021, between New South Wales and Victoria. The Match was a draw.
2. The last List-A Match was in Sydney, March 31st, 2021, between New South Wales and Queensland. NSW conquered by eight wickets with 100 balls remaining.
3. Finally, the last T20 Match was at Ahmedabad, April 29th, 2021, between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals. Delhi Capitals triumphed by seven wickets with 21 balls remaining.