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Double bonus for BBL fans at Furnace
Pat Cummins talks to Scorchers teammate Yasir Arafat. Pic: Megan Powell

Scorchers coach Justin Langer has labelled having two of the country's fastest bowlers in action at the Furnace tomorrow night as a win for Australian cricket.

Young tearaway Pat Cummins will make his long-awaited return from injury against the Adelaide Strikers in a pivotal Big Bash match for both teams' final hopes.

On the other side, experienced paceman Shaun Tait will sling down some searing deliveries at a venue that has proven particularly conducive to bowlers this season.

Langer said Cummins' inclusion had only added to the tough decisions at the selection table, but was a major boost to the national game.

"It's nice to have Pat Cummins back," he said. "It's been a long rehabilitation. He's very excited and I'm sure everyone in Australian cricket is excited to see him play."

Langer said the availability of Cummins did not necessarily mean out-of-form bowler Alfonso Thomas would be dropped.

"Pat Cummins is still a young bowler," he said.

"We go in there with a quite inexperienced bowling attack and it's always nice to have the Alfonso Thomas or Michael Beers in your side because they bring that experience."