Proud Cummins Joins Exclusive 250 Club with Match-Winning Haul

pat cummins 250 wickets

Pat Cummins joined an elite club after he successfully achieved 250 Test International wickets.

Vishal Singh Dec. 29, 2023

In the second test of the 3-match series against Pakistan held in Melbourne, Australia emerged victorious with a 79-run margin. Pat Cummins, the skipper, played a crucial role in the triumph as he delivered phenomenal bowling performances in both innings of the match, claiming 5-5wicket hauls in each. With this knock, he became the 4th fastest Australian to reach 250 wickets in Test cricket. Cummins now stands as the eighth Australian pacer to achieve this breakthrough, faster than the legendary leg-spinner Richard Benaud. Only Shane Warne and Nathan Lyon have more wickets in the Test format as spinners than Cummins.

Other Players with this milestone -

Here's the list of Australian bowlers who reached 250 Test wickets fastest:

  • DK Lillee v India at Melbourne on 07-Feb-81 in 48 matches
  • SK Warne v England at Manchester on 03-Jul-97 in 55 matches
  • GD McGrath v Pakistan at Hobart on 18-Nov-99 in 55 matches
  • MG Johnson v South Africa at Centurion on 12-Feb-14 in 57 matches
  • P Cummins v Pakistan at Melbourne on 26-Dec-23 in 57 matches


Here's the list of Australian bowlers with the most Test wickets:

  • SK Warne 145 matches and 708 wickets
  • GD McGrath 124 matches and 563 wickets
  • NM Lyon 124* matches and 505 wickets
  • DK Lillee 70 matches and 355 wickets
  • MA Starc 84* matches and 341 wickets
  • MG Johnson 73 matches and 313 wickets
  • B Lee 76 matches and 310 wickets
  • CJ McDermott 71 matches and 291 wickets
  • JN Gillespie 71 matches and 259 wickets
  • PJ Cummins 57* matches and 252 wickets