Cricket Australia appoints Pat Cummins as ODI captain

Pat Cummins is already Australia's Test captain

By Web Desk
October 18, 2022
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KARACHI: Cricket Australia (CA) appointed Pat Cummins as their One Day International (ODI) captain on Tuesday.

Cummins, who leads Australia in the Test format, replaced Aaron Finch after he retired from the format in September.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed playing under Finchy [Aaron Finch] and have learnt an enormous amount from his leadership," Cummins said.

"They are significant shoes to fill although we are extremely fortunate to have a one-day squad with a huge amount of experience," he added. 

CA also confirmed that Cummins will continue leading Australia in the 50-over World Cup in India next year.

The decision puts an end to rumours that David Warner may be chosen for the position, as CA had requested a change in its integrity code to overturn the left-handed batter's lifetime leadership ban.

Warner, 35, faced a 12-month ban from top-flight cricket and a lifetime ban from leadership roles for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering controversy in South Africa.

Cummins's first assignment as the Kangaroos ODI skipper will be against England when the two sides take on each other in a three-match 50-overs series from November 17.