Pat Cummins Statement After Becoming Captain: Australia’s newly appointed captain Pat Cummins on Friday indicated that his style of leading the team may be different from that of his previous captains and added that he will rely on vice-captain Steve Smith for strategic advice.
Cummins will on Friday become the first fast bowler to lead the Australian Test team on a full-time basis. Smith has been made the vice-captain with him. Cummins will replace Tim Paine, who stepped down as captain last week after a four-year-old case of sending obscene messages to a female colleague was exposed again.
Cummins said, “It (style of captaincy) may look a bit different from the outside. Probably from other captains of the past. Not much is known about the bowling captain so I was determined from the beginning that if I If I am the captain, then I should have a vice-captain like Steve.
He further said, “There will be times on the field when I will hand over the responsibility to Steve Smith and you will see Steve doing the fielding on the field and maybe even making changes in the bowling, which will be a little more than the vice captaincy. I really like that.” I just want something.”
Pat continued, “There will be times when I will be out of the crease, in the middle of bowling spells on a hot day, I will need advice from people on strategy and experience so that is one of the big reasons why I am Steve.” Wanted Smith as vice-captain.”