SYDNEY – Australian cricket sensation Pat Cummins is on his way back to full fitness after being sidelined with a side strain.
Cummins, 19, of Mt Riverview, was injured in the first one-day international against England at Lord’s in June. Since arriving home the fast bowler has resumed training with NSW and is aiming to return for the Twenty20 series against Pakistan next month.
"(The injury) is going well. Hopefully I will have my first bowl back in a week or so," Cummins said. "I've got a week camp up in Darwin with the Aussie side and hopefully after that I will be all right to go for the T20s in Pakistan. Everything is on track at the moment - the main thing is the T20 World Cup straight after that.
''I've been training every day in the city with NSW and car pooling with (Penrith and Blues team-mate) Joshy Lalor, which is enjoyable.'' Despite Cummins' meteoric rise, he claimed he is no certainty to play a Test match in Australia this summer.
''There are a lot of great guys around who are probably ahead of me at this stage,'' he said.