Cummins set to replace Roach
Miguel Cummins is set to get an early Christmas present.
According to sources, the 24 year-old fast bowler is reportedly set to replace fellow Barbadian pacer Kemar Roach on the current West Indies tour of South Africa.
Roach limped off with an apparent ankle injury late on the opening day, and was sent for scans to determine the extent.
That injury seems to have been serious enough to end his participation on the tour, paving the way for Cummins to possibly make his Test debut.
He has represented the West Indies on just one occasion, in a One-Day International (ODI) against Ireland at Sabina Park, Jamaica in February of this year.
He finished with one wicket for 42 runs from his six overs.
And while Cummins chose to remain tight-lipped about whether or not he had been officially informed by WICB officials, he told Barbados TODAY if chosen, he would be looking to take full advantage of the opportunity.
“I’ve been hearing a rumor, but to be honest I don’t know if it is true or not,” he promptly pointed out.
However, he did say if he was selected it would be a “dream come true”.
“I would be really excited if I am indeed selected to go to South Africa. I’ve always wanted the opportunity to play Test cricket for the West Indies.
“It would be by far my biggest achievement to date,” Cummins added.
He said since making his first-class debut for Barbados in 2012, he had been working extremely hard towards making the regional side.
Since then, he has played for the Sagicor High Performance Centre, Caribbean Premier League teams’; Antigua Hawskbills and Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel and the West Indies ‘A’ team.
And while he admitted he still had much to learn, he was grateful that his hard work was being acknowledged.
“It feels exciting. I’ve worked really hard and I am still working hard, and I’m trying to grasp every opportunity with both hands,” the former student of Parkinson Memorial noted.