Pat Cummins Resembles of Dale Steyn
Pat Cummins also deserves the respect of all Australian players and staff for his incredible fast bowling game. When conditions were entirely under the control of the batsmen, Pat Cummins delivered a peach of deliveries to make things go well. Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting watched a little resemblance of Dale Steyn in Pat Cummins.
Rory Burns and Joe Root frustrated the tourist with a third stand of 141 at Old Trafford after Hazlewood removed nightwatchman Craig Overton on the second day of the day. Australia was eager to make up for lost time as they couldn’t play before lunch because of the rain in Manchester, but Burns and Root dug the slope on a slow, dry pitch.
Hazlewood did the damage after tea, forcing Burns (81), Root (71) and Jason Roy (22) to leave England with work to do on 200-5 in response to 497-8 declared. Cummins was outstanding, especially during brian Statham End’s unending and hostile 10-win streak.
Ricky Ponting greeted Pat Cummins’ spell toward Joe Root when the wind didn’t control the pitcher at all. He thinks Pat has always had that enthusiasm to deliver to the team without fail.
‘I think he played seven overs right after Tea and I think it was as good as fast bowling as you’ll ever see. There is very little ground, and it was also an old ball. He ran into the breeze but still managed to rotate the ball against the breeze. You know Joe Root is one of the best players in the world and Cummins toasted him for 6-7. He created all kinds of pressure on a good batting pitch,” Ponting said at cricket.com.au the end of the game on the third day.
Then he compared Pat Cummins to Dale Steyn as he cited that the two fast bowlers will always keep the batsman on their toes when they ran with the ball. Ricky Ponting thinks both players have an incredible ability to topple the batsman.
“That’s a good question. There’s a little bit of Dale Steyn in him like he’s bowling. You know that this effort will always be there. The same type of action, and it can make the ball form. He (Cummins) is a little bigger and gets a little more bounce than Steyn, but you know they’re by your side all the time. There is nowhere to hide. When you’re on strike for guys like that, you know you have to be at your best and your sharpest, otherwise they’ll topple you,” Ponting said.
As Ricky Ponting said, Pat Cummins has always been an exceptional performer for Australia, regardless of its formats. It still gives its best every time it locks in a more extended version of the game.