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4 striking similarities between the last two Ashes series

Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:31 IST

#2 Pat Cummins' fiery spells

England v Australia - 5th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Four
England v Australia - 5th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Four

Pat Cummins is the No. 1 ranked bowler in the ICC Test rankings, and is at the peak of his powers right now. The pace sensation was at his absolute best in the recently-concluded Ashes series in England as he scalped 29 wickets to help Australia retain the Ashes.

Cummins was utterly brilliant with the new ball and his form played a big part in Australia's successful Ashes campaign.

The Aussies got to keep the urn this time courtesy of their stunning win Down Under in 2017 when they thrashed England 4-0 on home soil. Cummins was the leading wicket-taker back then too, as he took 23 in the series.

Another notable similarity in both the campaigns is that Cummins failed to grab a five-wicket haul in either series despite finishing as the leading wicket-taker in both. Cummins' total of 52 wickets in the last 10 Ashes Tests has earned him a lot of deserved praise, and the fact that he didn't register a single five-wicket haul in any innings further reinforces his consistency.

Published 20 Sep 2019, 11:43 IST
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