New Delhi: Simply two weeks forward of the high-profile Ashes, star speedster Pat Cummins was appointed as Australian cricket workforce’s Take a look at captain as Tim Paine stepped down from captaincy over ‘sexting scandal’. The controversy had erupted after Paine’s chats with a girl colleague again within the yr 2007 have been just lately made public.
Cummins has been made the forty seventh Take a look at captain of Australia. It’s for the primary time after 65 years, a fast-bowler has been made captain of Australia’s Take a look at squad.
Earlier than Cummins, within the yr 1956, quick bowler Ray Lindwall was chosen as Australia’s Take a look at captain for a match throughout Australia’s tour of India. The speedster is accompanied by Steve Smith as vice-captain, who was suspended three years in the past in 2018 following a ball-tampering scandal.
In the meantime, throughout an interview with a news channel, Pat Cummins was requested whether or not the choice panel of Cricket Australia had requested him to admit if he has any secrets and techniques, earlier than taking Take a look at workforce’s cost as captain. Reacting to this query, Cummins mentioned he had a very snug dialogue with Cricket Australia panel.
“Yeah, there were a couple of questions. I won’t go into detail. It was a really good open discussion. We talked about a lot of different things. So, we both left it feeling really comfortable,” mentioned Cummins whereas talking to ABC sport.
Pat Cummins is presently on the high of the ICC Take a look at Bowling Rankings. The 28-year-old has performed 34 Take a look at matches thus far and has taken 164 wickets. He’s the tenth quickest bowler to take 150 wickets in Take a look at cricket. Cummins made his Take a look at debut towards South Africa on seventeenth November 2011 on the age of simply 18.