Cummins looking forward to making the most out of Test debut chance

Cape Town: Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins says that he is looking forward to making the most of his Test debut, if he is chosen to play in the second Test against South Africa at Johannesburg from Thursday.

``I haven`t played enough but I really enjoy playing the longer form,`` a leading daily quoted Cummins, as saying.

He added: ``With the red ball as well, there`s more opportunities to swing the ball, and when you can get the ball swinging and moving, it`s probably the most enjoyable in cricket. It`s the toughest contest, so from that point of view it`s the one I enjoy the most, and hopefully I can be the most successful at it.``

Cummins has benefited from having former Australian quick Craig McDermott as his bowling coach on tour.

The 18-year-old couldn`t find a more appropriate mentor to speak to in this, potentially his biggest week as a cricketer.

McDermott stormed on to the international scene as a 19-year-old with big raps on him and plenty to live up to.

``Billy [McDermott] has been great. He was probably in a similar position to me growing up so he`s really someone to look up to,`` Cummins said.

He added: ``He came into it, and I know he had similar success early, and it all seemed pretty good, and then I think he got dropped after and he had to work hard. It was almost two years later when he got the shot back, and obviously the rest is history.”


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