Factbox: Australia’s new test captain Pat Cummins

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Nov 26 (Reuters) – Factbox on Australia quick bowler Pat Cummins, who was named the test workforce captain on Friday instead of Tim Paine.

* Born on May 8, 1993 in Westmead, Sydney.

* Made his test debut on Nov. 17, 2011 towards South Africa in Johannesburg, the place he took 6-79 within the second innings and hit the successful runs to be named participant of the match in Australia’s slim win.

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* His early profession was plagued with accidents and he didn’t play a test from 2012 to 2016.

* He was a late call-up for the 2015 Ashes squad after the retirement of Ryan Harris however was not chosen for a match in the course of the collection.

* The right-arm quick bowler returned to test cricket in March 2017 towards India. He then grew to become the main wicket-taker within the 2017-18 Ashes with 23 wickets.

* Scored his first test half-century towards South Africa in September 2018 and have become one in every of Australia’s two vice-captains in January 2019, alongside Travis Head.

* Took his maiden 10-wicket haul on the Gabba towards Sri Lanka in January 2019 and was named participant of the collection with 14 wickets.

* Was the main wicket-taker on the 2019 Ashes in England with 29 wickets.

* Named Australia’s forty seventh captain on Friday, the ICC’s top-ranked test bowler is just the second specialist quick bowler to take the test captaincy after Ray Lindwall, who led for one test towards India within the mid-Nineteen Fifties.

* Cummins has taken 164 wickets in 34 assessments.

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Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Fourth Test - England v Australia - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 6, 2019. Australia's Pat Cummins in action. Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Fifth Test - England v Australia - Kia Oval, London, Britain - September 12, 2019. Australia's Pat Cummins celebrates the wicket of England's Joe Root. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Fifth Test - England v Australia - Kia Oval, London, Britain - September 12, 2019. Australia's Pat Cummins celebrates the wicket of England's Joe Denly. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

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