Cricket – Cummins tipped to impress

Australia legend Adam Gilchrist has backed fast bowler Pat Cummins to make the difference in the upcoming Ashes series against England. Cummins made a huge impact at the age of 18, taking seven wickets on his Test debut against South Africa in Johannesburg in November 2011. However, a host of injury problems then stalled his career, with Cummins finally returning to the Test match arena in March of this year and since then he has impressed in four appearances for the Baggy Greens in the longest form of the game. And Gilchrist expects Cummins to be a major factor against England, having troubled batsmen regularly on the slower pitches in India and Bangladesh. He told AAP: "Cummins I think can be the difference with his pace and his energy. He has been so impressive this year. "He's got confidence in his body now - I can't wait to see what he can do." Cummins can be backed at 4/1 to be top Australia bowler in the Ashes clashes.

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