A new era begins in Australia cricket, Cummins appointed captain as first fast bowler

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  • Tim Paine recently resigned from the Test captaincy of Australia
  • Pat Cummins will be Australia’s first full-time captain as a bowler
  • Ashes series will start in Melbourne from December 8

Melbourne
Veteran fast bowler Pat Cummins has been made the new Test captain of Australia. Cummins will be the 47th Test captain of the Kangaroo team, while the responsibility of vice-captaincy has been given to Steve Smith. Cummins will be seen captaining Australia in the upcoming Ashes series.

The first Test match of the 5-match Ashes series (Ashes 2021) between Australia and England will be played in Brisbane from 8 December. Cummins is the first fast bowler to be appointed full time captain by Australia. Apart from this, he is the first bowler after Richie Benaud to lead the team.

After being named the captain of the Australian Test team, Cummins said, ‘I feel very honored to have this responsibility ahead of the Ashes series. Hopefully I will be able to give the same leadership to the team that Tim (Pain) has been giving to the team for so many years.

Tim Paine out of cricket indefinitely
Tim Paine recently stepped down as the captain of Australia’s Test team. Penn is accused of sending obscene photos and messages to a female partner. Apart from this, Penn has taken an indefinite break from all forms of cricket. Penn took this decision on Friday (26 November).

Cricket Tasmania issued a statement saying, ‘After discussions for the last 24 hours, Tim Paine has informed Cricket Tasmania that he is taking a break from cricket of all formats. Cricket Tasmania will continue to support Tim Paine and his family both professionally and personally.

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