Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins. (Photograph by SAEED KHAN/AFP /AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Following Aaron Finch’s retirement from the ODI format, Pat Cummins has been named as Australia’s new ODI skipper. Notably, Cummins will turn out to be the primary ever quick bowler to guide the Australian aspect in white-ball format. Finch, who had introduced his retirement from ODIs final month, will proceed to guide the T20I aspect, whereas Cummins will now oversee the Check group and the ODI group.

Cummins will undertake the captaincy duties for the England sequence starting on November 17 on the Adelaide Oval and is prone to lead Australia within the ODI World Cup in India the next 12 months. With one 12 months till the following ODI World Cup, Cricket Australia’s resolution, which was made public on Tuesday, October 18, is kind of important.

“I’ve totally loved enjoying beneath Finchy and have learnt an unlimited quantity from his management. They’re vital sneakers to fill though we’re extraordinarily lucky to have a one-day squad with an enormous quantity of expertise,” Cummins was quoted as saying in a Cricket Australia media launch.

“Pat has performed a wonderful job since taking over the captaincy of the Check aspect and we look ahead to him main the one-day group to the 2023 World Cup in India,” mentioned George Bailey, Chair of Selectors.

Cummins’ profitable Check captaincy helps him get the ODI function

Due to how efficiently Cummins has led the Check group so far, he’s thought to have edged over opponents David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, and Mitchell Marsh. After the T20 World Cup, Australia is slated to play England in three one-day worldwide matches starting on November 17, and they’ll then host South Africa in January.

“We’re very lucky to have various high-quality leaders and senior gamers throughout all codecs. The Board and selectors agree Pat is the perfect alternative to guide the ODI group by way of the following interval together with the 2023 World Cup,” mentioned Ben Oliver, Cricket Australia’s EGM of Excessive Efficiency and Nationwide Groups.