Cummins aims to 'ease back in' to full form

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Pat Cummins (Gallo Images)
Pat Cummins (Gallo Images)

 Sydney - Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins will return to domestic cricket this week, and says he's more relaxed about his prospects now, and will 'ease back in' to the game.

Cummins is probably the most injury-prone bowler around, and has missed full seasons due to back injuries and other afflictions. But he's only 23, and says he still has the time to make an impression.

He will return to action with New South Wales in the Matador Cup, and will build towards red ball cricket and long spells in the Sheffield Shield.

Cummins said on the CA website: "I think the things that help me is talking to someone like (former pace bowler) Brett Lee and those kind of guys who have had injuries and didn't really start their career consistently until they were 24 or 25.

"I think this time I've been a little bit more relaxed than I have in the past and probably a bit more comfortable taking it a little bit slower and easing into it.

"Playing Shield is a big goal for me and I'm pretty sure I'd need to play a couple of them before I was considered for Tests.

"But certainly ODI's and T20s and Big Bash and Matador Cup are probably my immediate goals.

"I've put a bit of time into getting everything moving a bit more economically and it feels really good."

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