Australian pace bowler Pat Cummins is eagerly waiting for the Ashes to begin, just like the plenty of fans. Cummins, who is playing his first Test at home since making his debut six years ago, said that he wanted to emulate Mitchell Johnson's form of 2013-14 Ashes.
Johnson was the chief havoc causer of the Australian team picking up 37 wickets as they ran riot to win the series 5-0 against England on that tour. Cummins said he wanted to be the team's enforcer during the Ashes. "We saw what Mitchell Johnson did last Ashes series here - it would be a role I would love to play," he told reporters in Brisbane on Tuesday (November 14). "As a fast bowler, it's (about) getting in their face and being relentless in everything we do. I just can't wait to get out there."
Cummins said it was a dream come true to play at home. "As a kid growing up, you watch a lot of Test cricket on TV," he said. "To be in that position where I might play in one, I'm pumped. It certainly felt a long way away for a while.
"I was pretty young when I first started playing," he added. "It all happened really quickly and didn't give me a chance to stand back and realise what I was actually doing."