18 C
Lahore
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Pat Cummins named Australia take a look at captain after Tim Paine’s sexting scandal

Must read

Xiaomi to construct electrical car plant in Beijing with annual output of 300,000 items

The Xiaomi brand is seen at a Xiaomi store in Shanghai, China Might 12, 2021. — Reuters/FileThe plant might be constructed in two phases...

How anxious ought to we be concerning the Omicron variant?

Vacationers line up for a COVID-19 take a look at through the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic within the Manhattan borough of New York Metropolis,...

Pakistan bans entry from six southern African nations, Hong Kong over Omicron fears

Airport Safety Pressure (ASF) personnel stand guard on the Worldwide arrivals space throughout a media tour of the Islamabad Worldwide Airport on April 18,...

Greenback upsurge towards rupee an indication of ‘financial devastation’: Shahbaz Sharif

PML-N President and Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shahbaz Sharif. — AFP/FilePML-N chief predicts "doomsday-like" inflation will grip the nation beginning...

Austtralian fast bowler
Austtralian quick bowler

MELBOURNE: Quick bowler Pat Cummins was named the forty seventh captain of the Australia take a look at workforce on Friday instead of Tim Paine, who stood down from the place final week.

Paine resigned after revelations he had been investigated and cleared over sexually express textual content messages despatched to a feminine former colleague 4 years in the past.

Cummins, 28, turns into solely the second specialist quick bowler to take the captaincy after Ray Lindwall, who led for one take a look at towards India within the mid-Nineteen Fifties.

“I am honoured to accept this role ahead of what will be a massive Ashes summer,” mentioned Cummins in an announcement. “I hope I can provide the same leadership Tim (Paine) has given the group in the past few years.

“With Steve (Smith) and I as captains, a lot of very senior gamers on this squad, and a few nice younger expertise coming via, we’re a robust and tightly knit group.”

As vice-captain, Cummins was the obvious choice to replace Paine and his appointment enables a rapid transition with the start of the Ashes series against England less than two weeks away.

Smith replaces Cummins as vice-captain, returning to a formal leadership role after serving a 12-month ban and a two-year leadership suspension in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal in 2018.

Popular, telegenic and amiable in public, Cummins has taken over as Australia’s leading paceman in recent seasons and tops the ICC’s test bowling rankings.

Even before Paine’s embarrassing resignation a procession of former players and pundits had endorsed Cummins as Australia’s captain-in-waiting, despite former skipper Smith’s hopes of returning to the role.

“I simply assume Pat Cummins has developed right into a extra integral a part of that workforce and grown in his information of the sport and experiences he’s had,” former Australia wicketkeeper and captain Adam Gilchrist instructed Reuters final week.

Cummins can have loads of assist to lean on within the workforce, although Paine has taken an indefinite psychological well being break.

Whereas he takes on the captaincy before deliberate, he has served one thing of an apprenticeship as New South Wales skipper within the home one-day competitors.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

Xiaomi to construct electrical car plant in Beijing with annual output of 300,000 items

The Xiaomi brand is seen at a Xiaomi store in Shanghai, China Might 12, 2021. — Reuters/FileThe plant might be constructed in two phases...

How anxious ought to we be concerning the Omicron variant?

Vacationers line up for a COVID-19 take a look at through the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic within the Manhattan borough of New York Metropolis,...

Pakistan bans entry from six southern African nations, Hong Kong over Omicron fears

Airport Safety Pressure (ASF) personnel stand guard on the Worldwide arrivals space throughout a media tour of the Islamabad Worldwide Airport on April 18,...

Greenback upsurge towards rupee an indication of ‘financial devastation’: Shahbaz Sharif

PML-N President and Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shahbaz Sharif. — AFP/FilePML-N chief predicts "doomsday-like" inflation will grip the nation beginning...

UK detects two Omicron circumstances as considerations set off extra journey curbs

Many states announce journey curbs, bans on southern Africa.Dutch authorities check air passengers for Omicron variant.Britain says two Omicron circumstances detected.Australia and a number...