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‘I’d love to just concentrate on Test cricket’ : Pat Cummins not interested in limited overs captaincy

By BetBarter Staff

November 27, 2021

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has said that he has no interest in captaining the limited-overs team at the moment. The pacer was promoted to captaincy in the Test format following Tim Paine’s resignation from the role after a sexting controversy.

Cummins will become the 47th Australian to lead in the longest format. Aaron Finch is currently leading the white-ball formats and has done a good job till now. He also led Australia to victory in the 20-20 World Cup. Cummins said leading Australia in all formats will be a bit too much to ask, adding that Aaron Finch is doing a great job in coloured uniform.

"It's probably too early to say, mainly because I start this role and see where we go. My gut feeling and preference at the moment is to have separate captains.

"I think it's too much to ask, certainly of me. I'd love to just concentrate on Test cricket.

"Aaron's doing a fantastic job," Cummins told the Australian Associated Press, adding that it was best to have "someone who can take the white-ball squad teams to make it their own, take it in their own direction".

Ever since Cricket Australia (CA) announced him as a leader of the Test team, he has been poured with congratulatory messages. The 28-year-old though said that the feeling has not sunk in yet. "Probably not fully. I think until I walk out at the Gabba and see a big home crowd, pull on the Baggy Green (cap) and go out for the toss that's when it'll probably hit me. It's a bit of a weird feeling," he said after a practice session on the Gold Coast.