[caption id="attachment_802109" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-802109" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Cummins-Lillee-Twitter-AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Pat Cummins, aged 25 years and 279 days, is also the youngest Border Medallist since Steven Smith won in 2015 when aged 25 years and 239 days. @ AFP/Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>After more than seven years since he introduced himself as one of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australian cricket</a> s most exciting finds, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/">Pat Cummins</a> added more weight to his growing stature as he <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australian-cricket-awards-pat-cummins-wins-allan-border-medal-802090">bagged the coveted Allan Border Medal</a> at the 2019 Australian Cricket Awards in Melbourne on Monday. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australian-cricket-awards-pat-cummins-wins-allan-border-medal-802090">Australian Cricket Awards: Pat Cummins wins Allan Border Medal</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Cummins, aged 25 years and 279 days, is also the youngest Border Medallist since <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith/">Steven Smith</a> won in 2015 when aged 25 years and 239 days. He just about managed to pip <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nathan-lyon/">Nathan Lyon</a> for the medal after claiming 44 wickets at 25.61 over the 12-month voting period. <p></p> <p></p>The fast bowler credited Australian pace legend <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dennis-lillee/">Dennis Lillee</a>, who played a vital role in his development to the national level. The main one (support person) for me is DK Lillee, Cummins was quoted as saying by <em>FOX Cricket</em>. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australian-cricket-awards-glenn-maxwell-named-t20-player-of-the-year-802062">Australian Cricket Awards: Glenn Maxwell named T20 Player of the Year</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> I haven t actually worked with him too much in the last couple of years, but still pick up the phone and call him quite often and send him footage whenever I feel like things just aren t 100 per cent right. <p></p> <p></p> He s just been great to me talking through bowling action and the technical side of things and also how to manage a season. How to manage different wickets. He just has so much support for me, so he s probably the one that s been really in my corner the most. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australian-cricket-awards-nathan-lyon-is-test-player-of-the-year-802027">Australian Cricket Awards: Nathan Lyon is Test Player of the Year</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Cummins also hailed David Saker, who resigned from his position as Australia s bowling coach following Australia s series victory over Sri Lanka. David Saker s been great, (he s) just a really good thinker about the game, he said. <p></p> <p></p> Challenges us to think outside the box and gives us an honest word, so I really enjoyed working with him.