Australia Names Pat Cummins as Their New ODI Captain

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New ODI Captain of Australia
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New ODI Captain of Australia

The test captain is promoted to the 50-over cricket on Tuesday, meaning Pat Cummins will captain Australia to the ODI World Cup in 2023.  Choosing the 29-year-old to succeed Aaron Finch, Cricket Australia decided on Tuesday morning.

To become Australia’s 27th ODI captain, Cummins overcame Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, and Mitch Marsh. Having replaced Shane Warne as Australia’s captain, he is the first bowler to hold the position.

Great Player from a young age

Pat Cummins, who is seen as a future star from an early age, made his Test debut at the age of 18, but injuries prevented him from playing again for six years because his body could not withstand the stress. The bowler who made his name in 2017 was a genuine pacer who went on to become one of the best players in the world and, in unexpected circumstances, Australia’s Test captain in late 2021.

The First Fast Bowler Captain of Australia

For the first time since Cricket Australia, Pat Cummins will captain Australia in white-ball cricket. Aaron Finch, who last month announced his decision to stop playing in ODIs but is still the team’s captain for T20I matches. He is being replaced by Cummins for the ODI format. Who is also the Australian Test captain. Cummins will resume captaincy responsibilities for the England series beginning on November 17 at the Adelaide Oval and is set to lead Australia in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.

Pat Cummins Comments

They are massive shoes to fill, but we are really lucky to have a one-day squad with a huge amount of experience, said Cummins after being named the next ODI captain, “I have thoroughly loved playing under Finchy and have gained an enormous experience from his leadership.”

Chairman’s comments

George Bailey, the chairman of the selectors, declared that it was a “no-brainer”. David Warner, a seasoned batter, was not taken into consideration since Cricket Australia has not yet reversed his lifelong suspension.

When talking about David Warner George Bailey, stated: “Pat has done a fantastic job since assuming the captaincy of the Test team. We are looking forward to seeing him guide the one-day team to the 2023 World Cup in India.

Ben Oliver’s comments

“The Board and selectors think Pat is the right candidate to lead the ODI team over the next phase. Including the 2023 World Cup,” said Ben Oliver, EGM of High Performance and National Teams for Cricket Australia. “We are incredibly fortunate to have a number of high-quality leaders and senior players across all formats.”

T20 World Cup

Cummins is presently a member of Australia’s 15-man team competing in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup there; Finch is still serving as the team’s T20 captain.

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