Pat Cummins has been appointed as Australia’s 47th Test Match Captain.
Right Arm Quick is the first high-speed bowler to be the captain of Australia since Ray Lindwall in 1957.
Cummins, who was appointed as an independent deputy captain 12 months ago, was eager to become a national test captain.
28-year-old Cummins was born in Sydney and made his test debut in Australia at the age of 18.
A serious injury spell left him off the team until he established himself as a key player in 2017.
In January 2020, he was ranked as the number one bowler in the world by test cricket.
Star batter Steve Smith has also been announced as deputy captain, highlighting his return from the 2018 ball tampering scandal.
This will be Smith’s first official leadership position since the Cape Town event where he removed his role.
Cummin’s first mission is to guide Australia out of the ashes, and Australia’s first test against England will begin on December 8.
Pat Cummins revealed as Australia’s next test captain and Steve Smith confirmed as deputy captain
Source link Pat Cummins revealed as Australia’s next test captain and Steve Smith confirmed as deputy captain