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    The most promising bowler of all is back - With a bang

    Twice in my 40+ years of watching cricket has a new fast bowler emerged who is clearly more promising than anybody else. Tall. Fast. A right-armer with a delicious outswinger.

    The first one was Ian Bishop in 1989. He emerged at the same time as Waqar Younis, but even his team-mate Malcolm Marshall - the greatest quick bowler of all - had to admit that Bishop had attributes of height and bounce that would make him even better.

    But Bishop's career was ruined by back fractures, and it was a slower Bishop with a less devastating action who limped through a spoiled career.

    For six years I have fretted that Pat Cummins is going the same way. He has played some short-form cricket, where his away swing is redundant, but has had to watch while inferior bowlers like Wahab Starc and Glenn McHazlewood thrive.

    Cummins had only ever played 6 First Class games before this week, including a Man of the Match performance in his Test debut in South Africa.

    So finally this week he has played his first Sheffield Shield match for almost six years. With a slip cordon to give his away swing the menace it can't have in 20 or 50 overs cricket.

    And he has taken 4-57 and 4-47 and scored 42.

    As an Englishman, my antipathy towards Australian cricket is well documented. But if Patrick Cummins can stay fit and have the Test career he deserves, cricket will be the winner.

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    Ideal cricketer. Young, tall, and he can bat+field.

    I'm guessing he's better than Mohammad Asif?


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    Its still only the deadbacks


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    I thought this was a Junaid Khan thread.

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    He neither has the control nor the bowling brain to be the "most promising." Great prospect nevertheless. I will take fit Pattinson over him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    He neither has the control nor the bowling brain to be the "most promising." Great prospect nevertheless. I will take fit Pattinson over him.
    Nah. Cummins much better prospect than Pattinson.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Nah. Cummins much better prospect than Pattinson.
    That's your opinion bud. In tests, I'll always take Pattinson.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zohaib Shah View Post
    I thought this was a Junaid Khan thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zohaib Shah View Post
    I thought this was a Junaid Khan thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by kingusama92 View Post
    Or a Muhammad Asif thread.

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    very talented bowler indeed

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    I thought it was another Mohammad Zahid thread.

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    Called straight into the Test team to replace Mitch Starc!

    I didn't really want him to bowl in India.

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    It would be great if he can get through these two tests without any issues. But it doesn't make sense to bring someone with injury issues after 1 shield match to India.

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    Paris.
    When will he get a chance

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    But Ishant has been playing consistently for India.


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    I also consider him a very good bowler and the most talented but Hazlewood keep doing better and better.
    Let's see if he can play 2 tests in a row without getting injured. It's a little bit risky. Maybe Pattinson would have been a better option.

    Starc, apart that he is a left arm quick and brings variety, is not in the top 3 test pacers in Australia: Hazelwood, Pattinson and Cummins.

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    Man. He's menacing.

    Classic fast bowler.

    Guy has the makings of a test ATG if he can stay healthy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingusama92 View Post
    Man. He's menacing.

    Classic fast bowler.

    Guy has the makings of a test ATG if he can stay healthy.
    As I wrote earlier, no fast bowler has made me feel this way since Ian Bishop.

    You just know straight away that even though Starc and Hazlewood are terrific, Cummins is in a different class.

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    Exciting talent. Enjoyed his spell and that delivery to Ashwin was brilliant.

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    He is this era's Shane Bond probably.

    No doubt about his abilities. He can torment any batting line up when match fit. Good to see him doing well on what has been a rather decent pitch for batting so far. So a great effort this. Wishing him well from here on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    Twice in my 40+ years of watching cricket has a new fast bowler emerged who is clearly more promising than anybody else. Tall. Fast. A right-armer with a delicious outswinger.

    The first one was Ian Bishop in 1989. He emerged at the same time as Waqar Younis, but even his team-mate Malcolm Marshall - the greatest quick bowler of all - had to admit that Bishop had attributes of height and bounce that would make him even better.

    But Bishop's career was ruined by back fractures, and it was a slower Bishop with a less devastating action who limped through a spoiled career.

    For six years I have fretted that Pat Cummins is going the same way. He has played some short-form cricket, where his away swing is redundant, but has had to watch while inferior bowlers like Wahab Starc and Glenn McHazlewood thrive.

    Cummins had only ever played 6 First Class games before this week, including a Man of the Match performance in his Test debut in South Africa.

    So finally this week he has played his first Sheffield Shield match for almost six years. With a slip cordon to give his away swing the menace it can't have in 20 or 50 overs cricket.

    And he has taken 4-57 and 4-47 and scored 42.

    As an Englishman, my antipathy towards Australian cricket is well documented. But if Patrick Cummins can stay fit and have the Test career he deserves, cricket will be the winner.
    I agree with a lot of this but Starc is the superior bowler in almost every facet. Nonetheless, Cummins is great to watch, just made a thread about him actually haha

    Imagine an Aussie line up with Pattinson, Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood, all fit, all in form, all playing in the same team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dildildalwalla View Post
    I agree with a lot of this but Starc is the superior bowler in almost every facet. Nonetheless, Cummins is great to watch, just made a thread about him actually haha

    Imagine an Aussie line up with Pattinson, Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood, all fit, all in form, all playing in the same team.


    The messed up thing in that Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins are ALL from same state team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    The messed up thing in that Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins are ALL from same state team
    noway lol

    and Pattinson?

    Anyway, I hope we get at least one test series (hopefully the ashes) where all 4 are fit and in form.

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    Australia has the best pace attack in the world by a long long margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dildildalwalla View Post
    noway lol

    and Pattinson?

    Anyway, I hope we get at least one test series (hopefully the ashes) where all 4 are fit and in form.
    NSW has produced the majority of cricketers for Australia.

    Pattinson is a Victorian.

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    expecting an 8fer by Cummins in this test, his pace is too much for Indians

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    Love watching this guy bowl.

    What a bowler he is and I hope he stays fit.



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    Smith has bowled him into the ground here.. Let's see if he even plays the next one.. Class Bowler though.. !

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