Pat Cummins prepares for his first home Test

Mt Riverview native Pat Cummins is finally ready to play his first Test on home soil.

And former Test keeper/batsman Adam Gilchrist expects he will strike terror into the hearts of the English batsmen.

Cummins, who put in a man-of-the-match performance in his Test debut in South Africa six years ago, has been plagued by injury since.

Now he is fully fit and Gilchrist said he believed the 24-year-old could spearhead an attack also featuring Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

“When Starc is hot, he is unplayable. He is world class, as is the ever reliable Hazlewood,” Gilchrist told AAP. “But Cummins I think can be the difference with his pace and his energy. He has been so impressive this year.”

He has been so impressive this year.

Adam Gilchrist

Cummins has emerged as Australia’s ironman this year after playing two Tests in India, in March, before backing up for another two in the drawn series in Bangladesh. He was the sole quick selected in the second Test at Chittagong.

Cummins will line up for NSW in its opening Sheffield Shield match against South Australia at Adelaide Oval from Friday. 

The first Test is at the Gabba from November 23.

Ready to roar: Pat Cummins during the second Test in Chittagong, Bangladesh, last month. Photo: AP/A.M. Ahad

Ready to roar: Pat Cummins during the second Test in Chittagong, Bangladesh, last month. Photo: AP/A.M. Ahad