Cummins needs to prove that his taking seven wickets in the lone Test match that he played was not a fluke © Getty Images
Cummins needs to prove that his taking seven wickets in the lone Test match that he played was not a fluke © Getty Images

Australia are set to make at least one change to their side after right arm fast medium bowler Josh Hazlewood was ruled out with a “niggling” injury after he didn’t bowl in the nets on Tuesday because of shin soreness. “Currently he does have some niggling problems that we would like to manage,” Australia coach Darren Lehmann said of Hazlewood. “As such, he was not considered for selection for the fifth Test.” 22 year-old right-arm fellow fast bowler Pat Cummins is now in line to replace Hazlewood at The Oval. Pat Cummins has played only one international Test match till now and has captured seven wickets in the match. He has played 12 one day internationals and has captured 19 wickets. Poll: Should Pat Cummins play 5th Ashes 2015 match against England at The Oval?

It will be in interesting to see how Cummins performs in the match if given a chance. As of Hazelwood his performance in Ashes 2015 has not been that good. Talking of Hazelwood, in nine Tests he has 40 wickets in his kitty. Cummins needs to prove that his taking seven wickets in the lone Test match that he played was not a fluke. Cummins averages 16.71 and has an economy of 2.65 with a strike rate of 37.7 with the ball in Test cricket. On the other hand Josh Hazelwood has an average of 21.75, an economy of 2.95 and strike rate of 44.41 in Tests. READ: Josh Hazlewood looking forward to Ashes 2015 after success in West Indies