Pat Cummins: It’s not our decision to make but Davey (David Warner) is always a fantastic leader around the team￼
Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch has announced retirement from the ODI format while the question on everybody’s mind is who leads Australia in the ODI format and David Warner is on the top list of who can take the responsibility of leading Australia.
Earlier, Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch announced his retirement from the ODI format while the question on everybody’s mind is who lead Australia in the ODI format.
Discussing the likely players in the team, opener David Warner is on the top list of who can take the responsibility of leading Australia in the white-ball format.
As Warner is serving the lifetime leadership ban, imposed upon him by the board at the time for his role in the sandpaper scandal in 2018, things are not going in his favor.
“The man next to me (Pat Cummins) is the key, he’s the Test captain. I’m sure he gets the first opportunity. Any opportunity you get asked 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 trying to score as many runs as I can,”said Warner, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald.
“My phone’s here [if CA wants to call for a talk about leadership]. What’s done is done in the past. The good thing is there is a new board that has come along. I’m always happy to sit down and have a chat and talk about anything they need to talk about. I’m just happy, enjoying my cricket and putting my best foot forward for the team,”he added.
However, Cummins said that it is not “realistic” for a fast bowler to captain in all three formats and called Warner a “fantastic leader”.
“If you were going to do all the formats and every game, I don’t think that’s realistic. Especially as a fast bowler, I think you do need to find windows to rest. I think you could manage that as well,”Cummins said.
“It’s not our decision to make but Davey is always a fantastic leader around the team. He makes my job as a captain very easy. I don’t know the first thing about batting so having guys like Davey there to look after that is great,”he added.
Aaron Finch will lead Australia in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
T20 World Cup Squad: Aaron Finch (C), Pat Cummins (VC), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.