Pat Cummins confirmed as the new Australian men's Test captain, replacing Tim Paine

Pat Cummins confirmed as the new Australian men's Test captain, replacing Tim Paine

Pat Cummins confirmed as the new Australian men's Test captain, replacing Tim Paine Pat Cummins will lead Australia in the upcoming Ashes series with England after he was named as the 47th captain of the men's cricket team, replacing Tim Paine. Key points: - Cummins was appointed captain in the wake of Paine's decision to step down from the role - He is the first bowler to captain Australia since the 1950s - Former skipper Steve Smith was named as the new vice-captain Former skipper Steve Smith, who was banned from leadership roles for two years over the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in 2018, has been picked as Cummins's deputy. Cummins has played 34 Tests for Australia since 2011, taking 164 wickets at an average of 21.59, and he …
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