Sydney: Australian coach Mickey Arthur finds an uncanny similarity between teen sensation Pat Cummins and South African fast bowling star Dale Steyn.
Arthur was the South Africa coach when the Proteas were ranked fifth and sixth in the world in Tests and and ODIs respectively in 2005. Steyn, who was starting his career then, has risen to become the best fast bowler in the world and, on Arthur's watch, South Africa have climbed the rankings to occupy the No.1 spot in each format.
"I'm pretty sure he (Cummins) could be (a pillar to build a team around) down the line. I see a similarity with him and Dale Steyn, when he came into the South African team," Arthur was quoted as saying in Sydney Morning Herald.