Australia quick bowler Pat Cummins feels nice about skipper Tim Paine ranking him as one of many contenders for future Test captaincy however says the subject is only a moot level as the wicket-keeper remains to be taking part in. Discussions about who ought to lead Australia every time the 35-year-outdated Paine retires are ongoing. Former captain Steve Smith’s management ban has additionally expired.
Earlier this week, Paine named Smith, Cummins, Travis Head, Alex Carey and Marnus Labuschagne amongst those that might take up the captaincy.Former skipper Michael Clarke has lengthy been pushing for Cummins — the present vice-captain — to steer the nationwide aspect.
“It’s nice to hear, (I) don’t think it makes me want it more or less. I’m glad being a vice-captain underneath him that I get that nod. He’s brilliant,” Cummins was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“Like I’ve said a hundred times before, I kind of feel it’s not quite right talking about captaincy now when we’ve got someone like Painey and Finchy (limited-overs captain Aaron Finch) doing great jobs. We’ll see down the track, but at the moment it’s bit of a moot point.”The 26-year-outdated Cummins, who has taken 143 wickets from 30 Tests since making his debut in 2011, is anticipated to high Cricket Australia’s contract listing for 2020-21 every time it’s introduced, underling his significance in Justin Langer’s group.
The 26-year-outdated has grow to be probably the most resilient member of the assault after an damage-plagued begin to his profession. He was appointed one in every of Paine’s deputies final yr, however at present has no captaincy expertise on the home degree.
“In the perfect world, your first experience of being captain – say Australian captain, you’ve (already) had quite a bit of experience leading and you know exactly what it entails,” he mentioned.
“But things don’t always work out as exactly as you planned.”