Australian bowler Pat Cummins
Australian bowler Pat Cummins (Credit: AFP)

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has noted that he is looking fitter than ever in the last two years and is raring to have a big series against England in the upcoming Ashes Series. However, Cummins’s career could be divided into two halves in which he suffered a lot of injuries in the first part of his career.

He has been phenomenal for Australia in the last four to five years with his pace and accuracy and has raised to the number one spot in the ICC Test Rankings for bowlers. He is going to play a huge role for Australia in the upcoming Ashes and will be the vice-captain of the side as well.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)

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“We’re All Feeling Really Fresh” – Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins mentioned that he is very unlikely to pick any niggles ahead of the Ashes and felt that his body is in the best shape possible. He added that there might be some players rested due to workload but wants to ensure the players are underdone rather than overdone.

“My body feels as good as it has in a couple of years. There’s no niggles. I think the first, I guess, the benefit of the short spells is we’re all feeling really fresh. I always feel like it’s better to be underdone than overdone coming into a big Test series.

“When someone’s I guess rested, it is normally more to it than just purely workload,” “There’s always niggles and small little injuries that we’re dealing with, basically after every single Test match,” Cummins said.

Australian bowlers Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood (Photo by Mark Metcalfe - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
Australian bowlers Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood (Photo by Mark Metcalfe – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

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Pat Cummins Reckons The Replacements Can Always Slot In

Pat Cummins mentioned that he is up for any challenges, including taking up the captaincy if needed and reckoned about the advantage of having a set of fast bowlers. He added that the fast bowlers are likely to be rotated throughout the five-match tests.

“The great thing is we’ve got a huge stable of fast bowlers. So yeah, I don’t think it’ll be a huge issue if someone’s not able to get up for a Test or someone’s just red-lining a little bit. Someone else can slot in.
“I’d be surprised if the same four bowlers were used for all five Tests. That’s pretty rare, especially the five-Test match summer. But I certainly won’t be putting my hand up to be rested unless I’ve got something going wrong,” he added.
Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)
The Ashes series between England and Australia starts on the 8th Of December.