On the day before the third Ashes Test, Pat Cummins sat in often monosyllabic bewilderment as he faced questions about the stumping of Jonny Bairstow at Lord's.
Out in the middle, he has continued to let his bowling do the talking.
When 's captain bounced
out Stuart Broad shortly after lunch on the second day in Leeds, it was his sixth wicket of the innings — an Ashes personal-best — and his 14th of the series, briefly taking him outright top, until Broad drew level by again knocking over .
Those wickets have come at 23 each, and Buy Threads Followers
included an entire XI of victims.
Three players — Ben Duckett, and Harry Brook — Cummins has dismissed twice. He has galloped along like the thoroughbred we always knew him to be.
Cummins arrived in England for last month's World Test Championship
final against intent on playing all six Tests in less than eight weeks.
And while every other fast bowler in the Ashes has been subject to queries about rest and rotation, he has simply got on with the business of bowling fast.
If only his talents were limited to the day job, England might be thinking of a series win. But Cummins's skill with the bat took Australia over the line in the first-Test thriller, since when he has broken through with the ball when his country has needed it.
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