Pat Cummins is the future of Australian cricket with few bowlers having shown more promise at such an early age.
The Penrith junior became an instant sensation when he was seen bowling at around 150 km/h for his Grade club at the tender age of 17.
NSW were then quick to sign him up to their already growing list of talented seamers. Cummins gained terrific insight from former Australian speedster Brett Lee, who mentored the young tearaway during the inaugural KFC Big Bash tournament.
His 11 wickets at an economy rate of just 6.59 made him one of the hottest properties in world cricket, and he virtually forced his way into the Test team for the tour of South Africa.
In his one and only Test, Pat Cummins showed just how good he is. An incredible 6/79, including the wicket of Jacques Kallis had cricket writers in awe. To cap off the five star debut, Cummins also came in with the Aussies in trouble, and hit the winning runs in a tense end to the match.
Another strong showing in the CLT20 tournament in South Africa showed off his talent to the rest of the world, as he helped the Sixers win the Champions League trophy.
The ferocious quick took eight wickets for the tournament, including a trio of two wicket hauls.
A side strain saw him miss virtually nine months of competitive cricket. He then returned with four wickets in the match against a Zimbabwean Select XI.
Cummins is the sort of bowler who can genuinely scare opposition batsmen, He has already starred in a handful of limited-overs games for Australia, but you get the feeling that he could turn out to be a legend in Tests.
If his body can handle it, Cummins could easily be a 300 wicket prospect.