Legendary Australian seamer Glenn McGrath has picked the most complete bowler of this generation. He has picked fellow Australia Pat Cummins who scalped most number of wickets across format in the year 2019.
In a rapid-fire questions and answers session with ESPNCricinfo, the Australian great revealed when asked about the most complete bowler, he replied;
“Pat Cummins. I like the way he goes by.”
It is primitive that Pat Cummins has impressed all the cricket pundits in a very short span of time. The lanky pacer from just 30 Test matches has accumulated 143 wickets at an outrageous average of 21.82.
He ended 2019 with the most number of wickets in a calendar year across formats and with 914 rating points holds the numero uno position among the Test bowlers.
Talking about the limited-overs format, from 64 ODIs he has scalped 105 wickets at an economy of 5.16, whereas, in 28 T20Is he has managed 36 caps with an economy of 6.87.
In this year’s IPL auction, Pat Cummins emerged as the biggest surprise as he ended up as the most expensive overseas player in the history of IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders in an intense battle with Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore ended up paying a whopping amount of 15.5 Crores for the mighty Australian.
Pat Cummins is currently the vice-captain of Australia and aspires to lead the side in Whites one day. He has expressed his desire to lead the Australian side in the longest format of the game.
As noted earlier in the month, former skipper Steve Smith’s 2-year captaincy ban has been lifted which makes him the front-runner to don Tim Paine’s captaincy hat. However, with Pat Cummins expressing his desire to lead Australia at some point of his career, who knows this could be his breakthrough time.