Ashes 2019: Pat Cummins Breaks A Top Leading Wicket-Taker Record
Australian cricketer Pat Cummins finished as the highest wicket-taker in the Ashes 2019. He took 29 wickets in the Ashes 2019. Pat Cummins didn’t take a five-wicket haul in the entire Test Series. At the end of Ashes 2019, he became the most wicket-taker in a Test series without taking a five-wicket haul. Cummins broke the record of former Australian bowler Wayne Clark’s 28 wickets against India in Test series without taking a five-wicket haul.
Cummins claimed seven wickets in the first Test match, six wickets in the second Test match, four wickets in the third Test match, seven wickets in the fourth Test match and five wickets in last Test match. His bowling attack unleashed the England players. He was the bowler with whose effort Australia retained the Ashes title.
Pat Cummins is the No.1 bowler in the ICC Test bowling ranking. In this Ashes, he made England batters struggle to make runs in his bowling. Joe Denly also earlier said that Australian bowler gave him a hard time as he has to work hard for every run.
In , he picked 14 wickets in the tournament and was the second-highest wicket-taker for Australia. Cummins has played 25 Test matches and had taken 123 wickets at an economy rate of 2.79.
Pat Cummins career was not easy
When Cummins was three years old, his sister banged the door on his finger and Cummins missed a small part of his middle finger. His middle finger and index finger are of the same size if we look closely. But this has not halted the career of the bowler.
Pat Cummins had to go through injuries when he was at the peak. First, he suffered from a knee injury and then a back injury which gave a long break to his career. He made a great comeback and is now playing the Test matches.