Pat Cummins Achieves Historic T20 World Cup Hat-Trick

Pat Cummins Achieves Historic T20 World Cup Hat-Trick

Australia’s fast bowler Pat Cummins made history in Antigua on Thursday, becoming only the second Australian and seventh player overall to secure a hat-trick in an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match.

This remarkable feat occurred during Australia’s opening Super Eights fixture against Bangladesh at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, marking a significant milestone in Cummins’ illustrious career.

Cummins’ hat-trick was a masterclass in fast bowling. He clinched two wickets with the last two balls of his third over, creating a wave of anticipation among fans and teammates.

The climax came with the first delivery of his final over when he dismissed Towhid Hridoy, caught at short fine leg, thus completing his hat-trick.

This achievement places Cummins alongside Brett Lee, who achieved the same milestone against Bangladesh in 2007, as the only Australian bowlers to have taken a hat-trick in a Men’s T20 World Cup.

Cummins’ inclusion in this prestigious group makes him the seventh player to record a hat-trick in the tournament’s history. The other bowlers who have accomplished this rare feat are Brett Lee (2007), Curtis Campher (2021), Wanindu Hasaranga (2021), Kagiso Rabada (2021), Karthik Meiyappan (2022), and Josh Little (2022).

Each of these players has left an indelible mark on the T20 World Cup, and Cummins’ recent performance only adds to this rich legacy.

Hat-Tricks at Men’s T20 World Cups

Pat Cummins (Australia) 2024 v Bangladesh

Josh Little (Ireland) 2022 v New Zealand

Karthik Meiyappan (UAE) 2022 v Sri Lanka

Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) 2021 v England

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) 2021 v South Africa

Curtis Campher (Ireland) 2021 v Netherlands

Brett Lee (Australia) 2007 v Bangladesh

Cummins concluded his spell with impressive figures of 3/29, significantly contributing to Australia’s effort to restrict Bangladesh to a total of 140/8. His exceptional performance not only underscores his prowess as a world-class fast bowler but also provides a crucial boost to Australia’s campaign in the T20 World Cup.

This hat-trick is a testament to Cummins’ skill, precision, and mental fortitude under pressure. His ability to deliver in high-stakes matches is what sets him apart as one of the premier fast bowlers in contemporary cricket.

As the T20 World Cup progresses, Australia’s hopes will undoubtedly be buoyed by Cummins’ form and leadership on the field.

Cummins’ hat-trick is not just a personal triumph but also a moment of pride for Australian cricket, highlighting the nation’s rich legacy in producing world-class bowlers.

As fans celebrate this historic achievement, the focus now shifts to how Cummins and his teammates will leverage this momentum to propel Australia towards further glory in the T20 World Cup.