Fast bowler Pat Cummins was named captain of Australia’s 47th Test, and Steve Smith was named vice captain on Friday ahead of the next Ashes series.
According to cricket.com.au, the announcement came after a process of dialogue with a five-person selection panel and the confirmation of the entire Cricket Australia board.
Cummins is the first fast-paced full-time captain of the Australian men’s test team. He is also the first bowler to have a side-header after Richie Benaud.
Cummins replaced Tim Paine, who resigned last week after a 2017 sexting incident.
The 1st pelota player in the world test said it was an “unexpected” honor to be named skipper.
“I am honored to accept this role before Ashes will have a tremendous summer,” Cummins said in a statement.
“I look forward to providing the same leadership that Tim (Paine) has given the team in recent years.
“With Steve and I as captains, we are a strong and close-knit team of very senior players on this team and some great young talent.
“It’s an unexpected privilege that I appreciate a lot and hope for a lot.”
On the other hand, it is significant to announce Smith as vice-captain, as the former national skipper of all formats was banned from holding a leadership position in Australian cricket for two years due to the 2018 Cape Town ball manipulation saga. .
His deputy at the time, David Warner, was imposed a lifelong leadership ban following the scandal.