There has been a discussion on the captaincy of the Australian team for the last few days. Currently Tim Paine is the captain of the Australian Test team, while Aaron Finch is the captain of T20 and ODIs. Steve Smith recently said that if he gets a chance again, he would like to captain Australia. Smith faced a one-year ban on ball tampering in South Africa in 2018. Due to this, he also had to lose his captaincy. However, Head Coach Justin Langer has clearly said that there is no such possibility right now. Meanwhile, Michael Clarke, who gave Australia the 2015 World Cup title, has suggested the name of Pat Cummins for this post. Cummins plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
Clarke believes that 27-year-old vice-captain Pat Cummins is the most qualified candidate to captain the Australian team in all three formats. Fox Cricket quoted Clarke as saying, “Just because Cummins is not saying that I should be the next captain and I am ready … does not mean that he is not a good leader.” Clarke has also said that legends like Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon can help him in his captaincy. Let us know that Cummins captains the New South Wales team in domestic cricket. Cummins captains Warner, Smith, Moses Henriques, Stork, Josh Hazlewood and Lion in this team.
However, the Australian team management is not considering changing the captain at the moment. Justin Langer said that the Australian captaincy position is not available yet. According to ABC Sport Langer said, ‘We have two very good captains and next we have to play in two important competitions Ashes and T20 World Cup. Our future looks bright.