Cummins Backs Warner To Be The Next Australia ODI Captain

Cummins Backs Warner To Be The Next Australia ODI Captain

Aaron Finch announced his retirement from ODIs a few days ago. The right-handed opener had been struggling in ODIs for a long time now, and the pressure was building on him to deliver results. With T20 captaincy still in his hand, Finch can focus on improving his form in the shortest format of the game. Under Finch’s captaincy, Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup. They also reached the semi-finals of 2019 ODI World Cup before being eliminated by England.

Now, the question arises as to who will lead the team in ODIs. There are a lot of possible options. But one of them has backed out right away. Cummins is the test captain of Australia currently and has produced some fantastic results. Naturally, Cummins was the frontrunner for being the ODI captain as well. But the fast-bowling all-rounder does not want to be the sole captain across formats. Cummins finds Warner to be the ideal choice for this position and has appealed Cricket Australia to lift the ban over his captaincy term.

Warner has expressed his desire as well to lead the national side, saying that he has learned his lesson from the ‘ball-tampering scandal’. This decision would be very crucial as the ODI World Cup is just a year away. Here’s what Cummins and Warner had to say about the whole ODI captaincy issue:

Cummins And Warner On Who Can Be The Next ODI Captain

“I think if you were going to do all the formats and every game, I don’t think that’s realistic,” Cummins told reporters at Kayo’s cricket launch. “Especially as a fast bowler I think you do need to find windows to rest. But I think you can manage that as well. It’s not something I have really thought about. I am really happy with captaining the Test side … I don’t think they need to rush into any decision.

Obviously [Pat] is the key [on whether he wants lead the ODI team], he is the Test captain and gets the first opportunity,” Warner said. “But any opportunity you get asked to captain, it’s a privilege. For my circumstances, that’s in Cricket Australia’s hands. I can only concentrate on what I have to do, and that’s using the bat and scoring as many runs as I can.”

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