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Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is a popular Australian cricketer. Pat Cummins is regarded as one of the best bowlers in Test cricket. Moreover, he captains the Australian cricket team in Test and ODI cricket.

Early Life and Childhood

Pat Cummins was born Patrick James Cummins on May 8, 1993, in Westmead, New South Wales, Australia. His age is currently 30 years old. He was born to his father Peter Cummins and his mother Maria Cummins.

Likewise, he has four siblings named Tim Cummins, Kara Cummins, Laura Cummins, and Matt Cummins. He was raised in  Mount Riverview in the Blue Mountains along with his four siblings. Similarly, he holds Australian nationality and follows Christianity as his religion.

Furthermore, Brett Lee, with whom he later briefly played domestic and international cricket, was an idol to him as a child. When Cummins was three years old, his sister accidentally crashed a door on the tip of his middle finger on his dominant right hand. Prior to playing first-grade cricket for Penrith District Cricket Club in 2010, Cummins played junior cricket for the Blue Mountains’ Glenbrook-Blaxland Cricket Club. Cummins participated in the National Under-17 Championships in the same year and later played for the NSW Under-19 team.

Education

As for his educational qualification, he is a graduate student. He went to St. Paul’s Grammar School. Likewise, he completed his graduation from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2017. He holds a degree in Bachelor of business.

Early Career

Cummins took 4 for 16 against Tasmania in the 2010–11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash preliminary final, earning him the title of Player of the Match. He finished the competition with an equal-highest number of wickets. At the age of 17, Cummins played against Tasmania in his first-class debut in March 2011.

He gave back data in the form of 2/80. Cummins participated in the final three games of the 2010–11 Sheffield Shield season, including the championship game, where he bowled 65 overs. Later, a back injury prevented him from participating in Australia A’s tour of Zimbabwe.

International Career

Early Career and Injury Struggles

After receiving a contract from Cricket Australia in June 2011, Cummins represented Australia in three One Day International (ODI) games and two Twenty20 International (T20I) matches against South Africa, taking ten wickets in total. As a result, Cummins was chosen for the Australian Test team to face South Africa.

In Australia’s provisional lineup for the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which will take place in Queensland in August 2012, Cummins was chosen. When Cummins returned to Australia in November after competing for Australia in the 2012 T20 World Cup and the Sydney Sixers in the 2012 Champions League, he was informed that he had a stress fracture in his back, which prevented him from participating in the 2012/13 home summer.

After Ryan Harris’ retirement, Cummins was a last-minute addition to the 2015 Ashes team, but he was not chosen for a test during the series. On the same tour, he played in both the ODI and T20I series. Cummins’ stress fracture reemerged during the ODI leg of the tour, and for the fourth time in five years, he was forced to miss the entire home summer.

As he maintained his fitness and played 25 matches in just over 4 months, Cummins made his comeback to domestic cricket in 2016 and quickly established himself as a key member of the Sydney Thunder and the New South Wales one-day team.

Return to Test Cricket

After sitting out the 2011 final against Tasmania, Cummins played in the Sheffield Shield for the first time in six years on March 7, 2017. He took 8 wickets in 36 overs of bowling. Mitchell Starc was ruled out of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy, and Pat Cummins was chosen as his replacement for the third test despite the NSW medical staff’s recommendation for a slow and managed return to red ball cricket.

Cummins returned to test cricket on March 16th, 2017 after 1946 days (or 5 years, 3 months, and 27 days) away due to various injuries. The fact that he bowled 79 overs in the final two Test matches allayed any concerns regarding his injury history.

Pat Cummins

Caption: Pat Cummins was captured during playing cricket
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During Australia’s 2017–18 tour of South Africa, Cummins hit his first test half-century against South Africa in the fourth test. With 22 wickets in this series and participation in all four games, he cemented his position as one of Australia’s most dependable and consistent bowlers.

After that, he received rest in order to recover from a back injury before the UAE tour against Pakistan in October 2018. He made a comeback for the test series against India in 2018–19, taking 14 wickets in four matches for a defeated Australian team.

Indian Premier League Career

Cummins made his Indian Premier League debut for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014, the 2014 edition of the competition. He later joined the team again in IPL 2015. Pat participated in IPL 2017 while staying out of IPL 2016 and playing for Delhi Daredevils. He skipped both the IPL 2018 and IPL 2019 events.

Cummins was one of the most expensive foreign players ever purchased in an IPL auction when he was purchased back by Knight Riders for 15.5 crores (roughly $A3.2 million) in the IPL 2020 auction. He accepted a significant pay cut by leaving the Knight Riders in order to be sold for 7.25 crore (roughly $A1.35m), and he will play for them once more in IPL 2022. In an interview, Cummins expressed his excitement about rejoining the Knight Riders.

From 2014 to 2021, Cummins participated in 37 IPL games and claimed 38 wickets. He participated in seven games of the IPL 2021 and took nine wickets while also scoring 93 runs. Cummins scored 50 runs in 14 balls against the Mumbai Indians in April 2022, tying the record for the quickest half-century in the Indian Premier League. Together with KL Rahul, he holds this record.

Personal Life

Pat holds straight sexuality. As for his relationship status, he is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Becky Boston on August 1, 2022. Their engagement was held in February 2020. Likewise, they are the parents of one son.

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Caption: Pat Cummins with her wife and a son
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Pat Cummins – Net Worth 2023

This professional cricketer has earned a hefty amount of money throughout his career. He has a net worth of $14,700,000 AUD as of 2023. This is based on the value of his Range Rover, jewellery collection, and lavish Bronte home. Additionally, he has a few real estate investments.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, he is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His official Facebook page ‘Pat Cummins’ has gained more than 2.3 million followers to date. Likewise, his Instagram account ‘@patcummins30’ has more than 1.2 million followers and has shared 427 posts. Similarly, he joined Twitter on April 2012 and has more than 706.7K followers on his ‘@patcummins30’ account.

Pat Cummins – Body Measurements

Reflecting on his physical stats, he has an athletic body type. He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches and has a weight of 89kg. Likewise, his chest size is 44 inches, his waist size is 32 inches, and his biceps size is 17 inches. He has a pair of blue eyes with Ash blonde colored hair.

Pat Cummins

Caption: Pat Cummins was captured during playing cricket
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