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“It’s been a long time coming”
Australia pace bowler Pat Cummins is all set make his domestic return during the Perth Scorchers’ next match against the Adelaide Strikers on January 16.
Cummins has been out of action since August last year due to rib and back injuries.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Cummins said. “Hopefully on Thursday I get a run and it will be good to be back for the boys.
“Playing grade games were really important for me and playing them, particularly the second one, I do feel a lot more confident going into the game. The first week was a little bit scratchy and then really happy with how I went on the weekend.
“Outside of that I have been bowling in the nets every couple of days for the last five or six weeks. I feel really confident with where my body is at and I feel like it’s coming out okay so hopefully I will let loose in the game.”
Cummins also revealed that he had been planning to return for this game almost six months ago.
“We mapped out a plan about six months ago and that plan had me coming back for this game,” Cummins said. “So it was four, five, six weeks bowling in the nets, a couple of grade games.
“Everything was feeling good, so we asked a couple of questions, but in the end, we all decided it was best to stick to the plan.”