Pat Cummins Australian Best Test Bowler
Once again, Pat Cummins showed his class with the ball in the recent going Ashes 2019 test match against England. This time, he made the front page to equal the Australian timer record. Pat Cummins, the right-hand fast bowler had the highest score of all time in cricket for Australia.
Top-ranked fast-end keel player Pat Cummins tied Glenn McGrath in the ICC test player’s absolute ranking after claiming six wickets in the Lord’s Test draw against England. Pat Cummins won 914 points. These six wickets added 16 points to Cummins’ total and brought him to 914, a 2001 record for the Australian icon McGrath managed to win in the five-game winning streak at The Oval.
Glenn McGrath won eight wickets in an inning against England at the Lords during the Ashes. Already ranked No. 1 in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers, Cummins scored 3/61 and 3/35 in two rounds in England at Lord’s. He was also impressive in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
In total, the record is the fifth-best cricket in the world. Earlier, Sydney Barnes of England had gained 932 points to become the benchmark while George Lehmann had 931 points during his period. Imran Khan later gained 922 points, followed by Muttiah Muralitharan with 920 points. Glenn McGrath finished fifth in 2001, now matched by Pat Cummins., Depending on the current form, Pat Cummins will most likely reach the top of the rankings thanks to his remarkable consistency. It has become deadly for Australia in this format and many tests are in the firing line for it.
ICC Best-Ever Test Rankings:
932 – Sydney Barnes (England) 1914
931 – George Lohmann (England) 1896
922 – Imran Khan (Pakistan) 1983
920 – Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 2007
914 – Glenn McGrath (Australia) 2001
914 – Pat Cummin (Australia) 2019
Meanwhile, Steve Smith narrowed the gap with No. 1 test batsman Virat Kohli to just nine points. Smith scored 92 at Lord’s – after scores of 142 and 144 in the Edgbaston, Test victory to regain second place in the ICC Test batsman’s standings. Australia leads the Ashes 1-0. The third test starts on Thursday in Headingley.