Despite being just 20-years-old, Cummins is regarded as one of the great hopes for the future of Australian cricket after breaking into the national team to superb effect as a teenager. The Sydney-born fast bowler emerged during the 2010-11 KFC Big Bash League when he finished leading wicket-taker and claimed a vital 4-16 in the preliminary final win over Tasmania. Cummins made his international T20 debut for Australia in October 2011 as a 18-year-old, claiming 3-25 and 2-26 against South Africa before his meteoric rise was complete when he was called into the Test squad. The youngster made a sensational Test debut, earning man-of-the-match honours after taking 6-79 in the second innings and hitting the winning runs as Australia defeated South Africa by two wickets at the Wanderers. However, injuries have halted Cummins' progress, although he was part of the Sydney Sixers side which won 2012 CLT20. Cummins missed BBL|02 after joining the Perth Scorchers due to a stress fracture of the back and is working his way back to fitness, recently impressing with Australia A.
Pat is the most exciting talent in Australian cricket. We want pacemen who bowl fast, and Pat certainly ticks that box.