Pat Cummins has been named as Australia’s new ODI captain following the retirement of Aaron Finch. Cummins is already leading the national team Test. Cricket Australia informed the update on Twitter.
“Pat Cummins has been named Australia’s 27th ODI captain,” Cricket Australia wrote.
“The 29-year-old set to take the reigns for Australia’s upcoming home series against England in November,” they added.
The three matches ODI series between Australia and England will start in November. The first ODI will be held at Adelaide Oval on 17 November, Second ODI will be played on 19 November at SCG, and last to be held on 22 November at MCG.
Earlier, it was expected that David Warner, the left-handed star opener batter can take place of Finch as the news emerged about him that his lifetime captaincy could be lifted a few weeks ago. The 35-year-old was punished with a lifetime team-leading ban following the sandpaper scandal in 2018.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed playing under Finchy and have learnt an enormous amount from his leadership. They are significant shoes to fill although we are extremely fortunate to have a one-day squad with a huge amount of experience,” Cummins was quoted as saying in a Cricket Australia media release.
Commenting on the appointment of Cummins, the Chair of Selectors George Bailly said: “Pat has done an excellent job since taking on the captaincy of the Test side and we look forward to him leading the one-day team to the 2023 World Cup in India.”