Pat Cummins to change ` arm swing` ahead of `rehab` Australia A tour

Updated: May 11, 2013, 10:28 AM IST

Sydney: Young Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has said that he has made changes to his swinging action to make him less prone to injury as he gets ready to join the Australia A squad in Britain this winter as a part of his rehabilitation process.

Not seen at first-class level since his one and only Test in November 2011, Cummins will not be part of the official touring party but will continue his rehabilitation, following the detection of a stress fracture on the eve of the most recent home summer, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Hoping that his changes will protect him from potential injuries and allow him to swing the ball more consistently and longer in a game, Cummins said that although the new changes are very different goes against everything that he has done in the past, he wants to nail them down as he is confident that they are going to turn him into a better bowler.

Stating that the changes are exciting but challenging, the upcoming quick said that he is satisfied with his improvements after every session, adding that the changes will not change the pace of his bowling action.

Cricket Australia`s team performance manager Pat Howard said although Cummins might also play in warm-up matches on the Australia A tour, CA does not intend to play him in any of the tour games, adding that the main aim is to have him available and prepared for the Australia A series in South Africa in July-August.

Cummins, who last represented Australia at the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka in October 2012, filled Australian cricket with excitement on Test debut with his mixture of scintillating pace and smarts, taking seven wickets against South Africa, although he came home with a long-term foot injury, the report added.