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 Test skipper Cummins named Australian ODI captain

Update : 18 Oct 2022, 11:48

Test skipper Pat Cummins is all set to take over the reins of Australia’s ODI squad on October 18.

The 29-year-old pacer from New South Wales will be leading the team in the first ODI against England in November.

Cummins will become Australia’s 27th ODI captain, with the right-arm quick to lead the country in 50-over cricket ahead of next year’s 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India.

Opener Finch retired from ODIs last month, but remains skipper of the Twenty20 side which opens its defence of the World Cup against New Zealand in Sydney.

Cummins paid tribute to Finch and said he was looking forward to the opportunity to captain Australia in the one-day arena.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed playing under Finchy and have learnt an enormous amount from his leadership," he said.

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

Cummins has taken captaincy from Tim Paine last year.


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