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Watch: Pat Cummins flogs joint-quickest IPL half-century

Pat Cummins hammered 56 off 15 the joint-fastest fifty, off 14 balls in IPL history in a blinder of a cameo that consigned Mumbai Indians to three defeats in as many fixtures. It was Cummins's expensive final over in the first innings which enabled Mumbai Indians to push towards a par score of 161/5 on a sluggish track but Cummins arrived in the 14th over and killed the chase in a flash with a whirlwind knock that included four fours and six towering sixes.
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Rod Marsh: Ricky Ponting and Pat Cummins lead tributes to ‘colossal figure’

Tributes have poured in for Rod Marsh following the death of the esteemed former Australia wicketkeeper at the age of 74.Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting admitted he was “devastated” by the news while incumbent skipper Pat Cummins labelled Marsh a “colossal figure” whose passing has left a “massive void”.Marsh, who had been in critical condition after suffering a heart attack in Queensland last week and died on Friday morning, featured in 96 Tests between 1970 and 1984 and was renowned as one of the greatest behind the stumps.We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rod Marsh. A brilliant wicketkeeper...
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Pat Cummins: Cricket won’t be same again after ‘once-in-a-century’ Shane Warne

Pat Cummins described Shane Warne as a “once-in-a-century type cricketer” after the former Australia leg-spinner’s death at the age of 52 following a suspected heart attack.Tributes have flooded in from the world of cricket and beyond for a larger-than-life character who was the first to 700 Test wickets, eventually settling for 708 in 145 matches, bettered only by contemporary rival Muttiah Muralitharan.A pioneer who revived legbreak bowling amid a downturn in the couple of decades before he burst on to the scene in 1992, Warne was revered by many, including Cummins, across a glittering 15-year international career.Hard to fathom. We...
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Australia touch down in Pakistan as captain Pat Cummins prepares for the unknown

Australia have landed in Pakistan for the first time in 24 years - and no stone has been left unturned to make the visitors feel comfortable. Pat Cummins and the rest of the Aussie squad touched down in Islamabad on Sunday, with an estimated 4,000 police and military officials surrounding the hotel and the nearby stadium in Rawalpindi.
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Pat Cummins reveals 'seamless' coaching transition ahead of Pakistan tour

Aussie skipper Pat Cummins says interim coach Andrew McDonald has seamlessly taken the reins of the Test team as they prepare for their first tour of Pakistan in over two decades. The subcontinent remains one of the most difficult places for opposing teams to win and the tour presents a...
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Pat Cummins says Australia did not have issues with Justin Langer's style

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins has said the players never had an issue with recently departed head coach Justin Langer's "intensity", but believes the team would benefit from a "more collaborative" approach. Last week, Langer resigned after rejecting Cricket Australia's short-term contract offer. Cummins told a news conference it was...
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Pat Cummins says Australia need ‘more collaborative’ coach than Justin Langer

Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins has broken his silence four days after Justin Langer’s departure, saying there was never any issue with the coach’s “intensity” but the side needed a “calmer” and “more collaborative” approach.At a Wednesday press conference, Cummins told media that the team and support staff appreciated the ex-coach’s style.He said: “I think the players benefit from a more collaborative approach. A big theme this summer was to be more calm, more composed. That’s been the feedback from the players, staff and Cricket Australia that that’s the direction we want to take the team.”Cummins praised Langer for driving...
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Pat Cummins weighs in on the future of Australian coaching role

Test captain Pat Cummins has weighed in on the future of the Australian coaching role - but he's stopped short of publicly endorsing anyone for the position. Following the ugly exit of Justin Langer, there is now plenty of speculation surrounding who will take over the job long-term. Andrew McDonald...
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