Pat Cummins: Cricket Australia has appointed Pat Cummins as the new captain of the ODI team. Cummins set a record as the first fast bowler to undertake this responsibility.
Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins will now also take over the command of the ODI team. After Aaron Finch’s retirement from ODIs, Cricket Australia handed over the responsibility to Pat Cummins. Pat Cummins created a new record after taking over the captaincy of the ODI team. He became the first fast bowler from Australia to captain the ODI team. In this order, he was elected as the 27th captain of Australia.
Pat Cummins made his international debut at the age of 18. Currently, Cummins is only 29 years old. In his 11-year international career, he had to struggle a lot before taking up the Test and ODI captaincy. Even if there were obstacles at every step, he did not stop his journey. After debut, injury kept him out of Test team for almost 6 years. However, he used to play only in limited overs cricket.
6 years away from the game due to injury..
Cummins made his T20I debut on 13 October 2011. He also made his ODI debut on 19 October 2011 and his Test debut on 17 November 2011. In a span of 35 days, this player made his debut in all three formats of cricket and created a new history. But after his debut in Tests, he was away from Test cricket for almost 6 years due to an injury. Couldn’t bowl long due to back injury. He appeared only in ODI and T20 cricket. Pat Cummins re-entered Test cricket in 2017 after 6 years since the tour of India.
Pat Cummins has been named Australia’s 27th ODI captain 🙌 pic.twitter.com/T0p02wwjiP
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) October 17, 2022
Test team captain from last year..
From 2017 till now, Pat Cummins has been performing consistently for the Australian team. Pat was given the reins when Tim Paine bid farewell to the Test captaincy last year. Also, with Aaron Finch retiring from ODI cricket, Cricket Australia has expressed confidence in Pat.