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Ashes 2021: Adam Gilchrist backs Pat Cummins to be new Australia captain after Tim Paine 'sexting' scandal

Ashes 2021: Adam Gilchrist backs Pat Cummins to be new Australia captain after Tim Paine ‘sexting’ scandal | Cricket Information

Pat Cummins ought to have first shot at Australia’s Take a look at captaincy within the wake of Tim Paine’s resignation, having received the respect of his teammates as a frontrunner, former skipper Adam Gilchrist has stated. Wicketkeeper-batsman Gilchrist was a profitable understudy to captains Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, main Australia in six of his 96 assessments, together with a primary sequence win in India in 35 years throughout the 2004 tour.
“I feel Pat Cummins is the frontrunner there. I’ve obtained no issues with him having first alternative, they need to have him if he is eager to do it and he should be fairly blissful to take the position given he is vice-captain.” the 50-year-old informed Reuters.
Pat Cummins says he is prepared as he’ll ever be to captain Australia.
— SEN 1116 (@1116sen) November 18, 2021
Like different main cricket nations, Australia has been reluctant to nominate bowlers as captains, with most coming from the batting ranks. Cummins could be solely the second specialist quick bowler within the position since Ray Lindwall led in a single take a look at towards India within the mid-Nineteen Fifties.
“I see no purpose to pigeonhole Pat as a quick bowler who cannot do it, I feel he is had an enormous quantity of respect from everybody, actually significantly from his teammates, so I feel that is the best way they’ll be taught.” stated Gilchrist.
On at the present time 10 years in the past, an 18-year-old Pat Cummins hit the profitable runs for Australia in his Take a look at debut.
A must-read on his exceptional Take a look at entrance and the ache that adopted:
— (@cricketcomau) November 20, 2021
Steve Smith, who accomplished a two-year suspension from management roles final yr for his half within the 2018 Newlands ball-tampering scandal, is eligible for the captaincy and has voiced his hopes of taking it on once more. Nonetheless, pundits are divided as as to whether the general public could be able to embrace the batsman once more for a place sometimes called Australia’s “second-highest workplace within the land” after the Prime Minister.
Gilchrist stated 28-year-old Cummins had stepped up as a senior chief whereas Smith was banned from management. “I simply assume Pat Cummins has developed right into a extra integral a part of that group and grown in his information of the sport and experiences he is had,” he added.
“I feel it is a case of while you are away another person has are available excessive of you, to an extent. Steve Smith may very effectively take the captaincy once more however Pat Cummins would be the man they lean to now,” he added.
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