Ashes 2019: Pat Cummins wants to remain fit and play all five Tests against England

The second Ashes Test between Australia and West Indies starts from Wednesday. Australia had won the first Test by a massive margin of 251 runs.
Ashes 2019: Pat Cummins wants to remain fit and play all five Tests against EnglandAshes 2019: Pat Cummins wants to remain fit and play all five Tests against England
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Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins stated that he wants to play all the five Tests in the ongoing Ashes series, and is looking forward to spearheading the attack at Lord's during the second Test that starts on Wednesday.

Cummins had picked up four for 32 in the second innings of the first Test at Edgbaston, as Australia raced away to a 251-run win. It was Cummins' first ever away Ashes game. 

With Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc both not playing the first Test, the onus was on Cummins to get early breakthroughs, and little did he disappoint. The duo are expected to return for the game at Lord's, but Cummins is looking forward to bowling at full throttle once again. 

"Personally, I'll be hoping to play every game, and if I'm fully fit and bowling well I expect to, but it's good we've got plenty of bowlers here," Cummins told reporters in London.

"I came in pretty fresh for (the first) Test match and luckily we had a big break, so I knew that was the carrot at the end of the game that we were going to get 10 days off, so it was pretty easy to tear in that last day.

"I feel really good, I haven't really done much in the last few days and just built up nicely. I feel 100 percent."

"I felt like with each spell I got a little bit better and better," he added.

"I haven't played a lot of red ball coming into the first day's play, and I think just trying to find that tempo of Test cricket, it's slightly different to white ball.

"I think mixed into that the excitement and the nerves of first spell in Ashes over here. I was pretty pumped up ...

"Definitely by the end of the game I felt a lot better than that first spell."

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