Cummins the most 'intelligent' bowler of this decade: Watson

Pat Cummins is set to make his debut for Australia against South Africa in the first Twenty20 International in Cape Town on Thursday Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney: Oct 12, 2011

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson praised teenage pacer Pat Cummins, calling him one of the most ‘intelligent and impressive young players he has seen in a decade.

“He’s as impressive as I’ve seen for any young guy coming through for the past 10 years,” Watson said.

“Pat’s a very impressive young guy … I know what I was like when I was 18 and I definitely didn’t handle myself as well as what he is. He’s a really intelligent, switched on young guy and a pretty quiet, humble guy as well. So he is just taking it in his stride at the moment,” he added.

Watson is backing 18-year-old NSW teammate to make his presence felt against South Africa ahead of an anticipated Australian debut in the first Twenty20 International in Cape Town on Thursday.