Cummins's bowling reminds of 'angry' Anderson: Lumb

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 06:20 hrs

England's ace Twenty20 player Michael Lumb, who plays for Sydney Sixers in the Champions League, has said there is a lot to Pat Cummins's game that reminds him of Australia's Ashes nemesis James Anderson.

Lumb said Cummins had a lot of characteristics of a young Anderson. "[We] used to call Jimmy 'Angry' Anderson," he said.

"He used to run in and smash the middle wicket out, [they're] very similar pace-wise at the wicket, very similar at that age. He's not so much angry now, he's more skillful, but when he was young and raw he used to smash [it in] around the face, and it wasn't too pleasant," Lumb said.

Anderson struggled as a youngster in Tests but has in recent years become one of the world's premier fast bowlers, especially in conditions that suit his swing bowling, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The 30-year-old pacer was a key player in England's past two Ashes triumphs.

Lumb said Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood were among the best young bowlers in world cricket.

"[It was a] bit spicy this morning, boys with new ball steaming in, they're in good form and swinging it around. They're world class. Pat's probably the quickest going around at the minute, Starcy is in good form and Josh is a fast bowler coming through," he said.

Lumb will open alongside Shane Watson at the top of the order for the Sixers in their Champions League campaign. (ANI)

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