Cummins named Aussie Test captain as door opens to end three-year Smith exile
Cummins named Australia’s 47th Test captain as door opens for Smith to end three-year exile
Pat Cummins is Australia’s 47th men’s Test captain and Steve Smith has been picked as his deputy in a return to the leadership team for the first time since the infamous sandpaper scandal.
Cummins, 28, will lead Australia out against England at The Gabba on December 8, replacing Tim Paine.
Friday’s decision comes a week after Paine sensationally resigned following a texting scandal which had lingered in the background for years but not come out in public. Paine on Friday withdrew from all forms of cricket and a new player will wear the gloves.
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