Australian quick bowler Pat Cummins is the brand new Test captain of the Australian cricket staff as Cricket Australia made it official on Friday. Former skipper Steve Smith has additionally made a proper comeback to a management position in Australian cricket as Pat Cummins’ deputy.
Pat Cummins,28, turned the primary quick bowler to captain Australia’s males’s Test staff full-time since Richie Benaud.
The forty seventh captain of the Australian males’s Test cricket staff! @patcummins30 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/bM4QefTATt
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 26, 2021
Cummins’ appointment comes after former full-time skipper Tim Paine sensationally stepped down from captaincy final week following revelations of a sexting incident from 2017, leaving Australia with out a captain lower than three weeks out from the primary Ashes Test in opposition to England.
Steve Smith in motion throughout a Test for Australia. (AP)
Tim Paine, who has been on the centre of your entire episode, will miss the Ashes sequence in opposition to England whereas on a “leave of absence” from all cricket, state physique Cricket Tasmania (CT) mentioned on Friday, every week after the wicketkeeper stepped down from the Australian captaincy over a “sexting” scandal.Paine was resulting from play for Tasmania in a home one-day match in Hobart on Friday however might be unavailable for “the foreseeable future”, the state affiliation mentioned in a short assertion.