Australian Test captain 2021: Pat Cummins named Australian captain

Australian Test captain 2021: Pat Cummins named Australian captain

Why do fast bowlers almost never captain their Test teams? Because they weren't gentlemen Pat Cummins has been named the 47th man to captain Australia's Test cricket team. His selection might seem obvious: the current vice-captain who is a shoo-in for selection, when fit at least, who is almost universally liked and admired by fans and players. However, picking a fast bowler as captain goes completely against the historical grain. Incredibly, in 144 years of Test cricket, no fast bowler (excluding all rounders) has ever captained Australia's men's team on a full-time basis. The only time a fast bowler has taken the captaincy reins was in 1956, when Ray Lindwall skippered for one Test against India. So why is that? The answer, in part at least, lies in cricket's hierarchical …
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