Johnson wants Cummins to rest after playing two Tests of the Ashes 2019
The third Test of this year’s Ashes starts on August 22 at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, England. This follows the second Test at Lord’s, London that ended with a draw. Mitchell Johnson believes that Pat Cummins should not play in the upcoming Leeds Test. Cummins took three wickets in England’s innings during the second Test. England’s opener Rory Burns, Chris Woakes, and Jofra Archer were all outed by Cummins.
‘I’ve got a feeling they will rest him after the way he bowled in this Test. I found that strange because he hasn’t bowled like that for a long time, a lot of bouncers. We know he can bowl fast and aggressive but he’s gone the other way - he’s gone a bit more within himself and still hits the deck hard, bowls above 140 kph,’ Johnson stated.
Cummins made his Test debut in cricket when he was only 18 years old. Since then, the bowler has suffered various injuries from playing. He developed stress fractures in his lower back that prevented him from playing Test cricket for six years. Johnson thinks that it’s risky for Cummins to continue bowling for Australia in this year’s Ashes. ‘Cummins started to get a bit wayward at the back end of his spell because he would have been tired. But what it also does is increase the risk of injury because he’s got to load up higher, twist a little bit more and put more into every ball,’ Johnson added.
The second Test at Lord’s ended with a draw. Australia still holds the lead in this year’s Ashes as they won the opening Test match at Edgbaston by 251 runs. You can bet on ongoing and future events in cricket on various sports betting sites online. Learn more about online betting at Betwala.