The 25-year-old collected 36 wickets in eight matches across the voting period from January 9, 2018 to January 7, 2019. He totalled 156 votes to win the medal ahead of Nathan Lyon (150), Aaron Finch (146), Marcus Stoinis (102), Usman Khawaja (102) and Andrew Tye (85).
In Australia's 2-0 Test series against Sri Lanka, the first match at the Gabba saw Cummins, named as joint vice-captain, collecting the figures of 10/62.
With becoming the recipient of the medal, the fast bowler has joined the elite club that includes Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, and David Warner.
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