Pat Cummins is the frontrunner to take over as Australia’s Test captain.© AFP
England pacer James Anderson has surpassed Pat Cummins to become Australia’s next Test captain. The much-awaited Ashes opener Tim Paine stepped down as the captain of the team. “I think more bowlers should be captain. Then the only issue is trying to find time – when you’re off the field, you want to switch off, whereas if you’re the captain you have to watch the game and The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Anderson as saying
“The bowlers think a lot about the game. We are thinking about the cricketers now. I think he will be good at it. You can see that he leads the team brilliantly. He is the leader of the bowling attack and you You can see that he’s got that potential, so why not give him a chance?
“There are many arguments as to why it would be appropriate to have a bowler as captain, but it’s not just a job done, right? Captains like to look good at first slip and they seem to be in all-field positions. Making changes and doing all the good things. But I am ready for it.”
According to cricket.com.au, Penn announced his resignation as Test captain in 2017 following revelations of a ‘sexting’ incident with a former Cricket Tasmania colleague.
Paine expressed his “deepest regret” over the incident and said he was “very” grateful to his wife and family for the apology.
“I spoke to my wife and family at that time and am very grateful for their forgiveness and support. We felt this incident was behind us and I could focus entirely on the team, as I have spent the last three or four years.” Have done for years,” cricket.com.au quoted Paine as saying.
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