Ace quick bowler Pat Cummins has been appointed Australia’s subsequent males’s Check captain, Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday.
By the way, the place was left vacant after incumbent Tim Paine relinquished his management duties final week following revelations of a sexting incident from 2017.
Cummins was picked after an interview with a five-person choice panel and formal consent from the total board of Cricket Australia. He’s the primary pacer to change into Australia’s full-time captain in Check cricket.
The No.1 ranked quick bowler took to Twitter to precise his pleasure. Sharing an image, Pat Cummins wrote:
“I really feel extremely honored, privileged and excited to be named the Australian Mens Check Captain. I’ll be making an attempt my greatest and might’t wait to get began on the Gabba in a few weeks! Additionally very fortunate to have my man @steve_smith49 alongside me as VC. #ashes.”
In the meantime, former captain Steve Smith has been named as Pat Cummins’ deputy. The talismanic run-scorer was stripped of his management duties after the notorious sandpaper gate incident in 2018. He returns to the management group after serving a two-year ban for his position within the ball-tampering saga.
“That is an sudden privilege” – Pat Cummins on Australia Check captaincy
The 28-year-old quick bowler acknowledged it was an sudden honour, coming solely three weeks forward of the high-profile Ashes sequence.
“I’m honoured to simply accept this position forward of what’s going to be a large Ashes summer season,” Cummins mentioned in an announcement.
“I hope I can present the identical management Tim (Paine) has given the group previously few years. That is an sudden privilege which I’m very grateful for and am very a lot trying ahead to,” he added.
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Pat Cummins, who’s Australia’s forty seventh Check captain, will start his stint with the upcoming Ashes, which begins on December 8 on the Gabba.