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  • Pat Cummins is uncertain whether his body can handle the demands of five Ashes tests but the young paceman hopes to emulate Mitchell Johnson and become an Australian wrecking ball against England’s batting lineup.
  • MELBOURNE: Pat Cummins is uncertain whether his body can handle the demands of five Ashes tests but the young paceman hopes to emulate Mitchell Johnson and become an Australian wrecking ball against England’s batting lineup.
  • Cummins had to wait six years between his first and second tests due to a rash of injuries and has only played two tests in succession twice, in India in March and on the recent tour to Bangladesh.
  • “We saw what Mitchell Johnson did last Ashes series here – it would be a role I would love to play,” Cummins told reporters in Brisbane on Tuesday.
  • Cummins burst onto the world stage with a seven-wicket haul against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2011 as an 18-year-old prodigy but only managed to play his second test against India in Ranchi in March this year.


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