Harris: Cummins still a frightening prospect


Former Australia seamer Ryan Harris has backed Pat Cummins to make an impact in the ODI triangular series in the Caribbean next month, saying the paceman's potential is 'frightening'.

The 23-year-old Cummins will be making yet another injury comeback when the Aussies take on the West Indies and South Africa, with the 50-over series starting on 5 June.

The right-arm paceman has only played one Test, 18 ODIs and 15 T20Is since making his international debut as 18-year-old in 2011 and has had multiple back problems, including a stress fracture in September last year.

A former injury-prone paceman who took 113 wickets in 27 Tests, Harris has helped Cummins remodel his bowling action and feels the speedster will make up for lost time in the Caribbean.

Harris told AAP: "It is a frightening prospect what he is still capable of. Everyone has seen in the one-day game that he can come in and bowl very, very quick.

"He is definitely a massive prospect and very important for our Test pace stocks that he teams up with Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson.

"Get them together and you have a pace armoury that an opposition does not look forward to facing."