Pat Cummins’s bowling reminds of ‘angry’ Anderson: Lumb
Johannesburg: England’s Michael Lumb, who plays for Sydney Sixers in the Champions League, has said there is a lot to Pat Cummins’s game that reminds him of Australia’s Ashes nemesis James Anderson.
Lumb said Cummins had a lot of characteristics of a young Anderson. “[We] used to call Jimmy ‘Angry’ Anderson,” he said.
“He used to run in and smash the middle wicket out, [they`re] very similar pace-wise at the wicket, very similar at that age. He’s not so much angry now, he’s more skilful, but when he was young and raw he used to smash [it in] around the face, and it wasn’t too pleasant,” Lumb said.
Anderson struggled as a youngster in Tests but has in recent years become one of the world’s premier fast bowlers, especially in conditions that suit his swing bowling.
The 30-year-old pacer was a key player in England’s past two Ashes triumphs.
Lumb said Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood were among the best young bowlers in world cricket.
“[It was a] bit spicy this morning, boys with new ball steaming in, they’re in good form and swinging it around. They`re world class. Pat`s probably the quickest going around at the minute, Starcy is in good form and Josh is a fast bowler coming through,” he said.
Lumb will open alongside Shane Watson at the top of the order for the Sixers in their Champions League campaign.
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