Dubai 19th Sep Former Australia captain and two-time World Cup ODI ODI captain Ricky Ponting believes Test captain Pat Cummins would be the team’s captain in the 50-over format following the retirement the opener, Aaron Finch.Also Check out this article: Sachin Tendulkar Rewinds Through the Years, The Hooks Shane Bond During RSWS Match Watch Video
Finch who is currently the T20I captain He announced his resignation from ODIs following Australia’s current home game with New Zealand, which the hosts took by 3-0. Also Read – Delhi Road Rage: Speeding Fortuner Hits Several Vehicles, Drags Man For 100 Meters in Karol Bagh
With just a little over an year remaining before the the 2023 ODI Men’s World Cup to be played in India, Ponting thinks Cummins 29 is the perfect choice for the role of leader, but it will also mean an increase in the amount of work he has to do for international cricket. Also Read – Gold Rates Come Down, No Change In Silver Rates On Tuesday. Check Latest Prices In Top Cities.
“I believe it’s Pat Cummins, to be truthful. I’m aware that he does not play all ODIs due to obvious reasons, as his test cricket workload has been, as with the rest of the fast bowlers quite high over the last several years.”
“I believe they’re very conscient of ensuring that they have Cummins, (Josh) Hazlewood and (Mitchell) Starc a 100 100% fit and healthy for the huge Test series that’s coming up. But I’d be shocked if they didn’t have Pat Cummins,” said Ponting on the ICC Review show.
Ponting also believed that Australia should take into consideration Steve Smith and David Warner as potential leaders in the white-ball team, that has been in place since the ban on ball-tampering in the year 2018 at South Africa, citing the current vice-captaincy in the Test team which is currently held by Smith.