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Is Pat Cummins dreaming to become Australia’s ODI captain?

Is Pat Cummins dreaming to become Australia's ODI captain?

After Aaron Finch has limited his services to T20Is, Cricket Australia (CA) is in search of the best alternative for Australia’s ODI captain. Last week, the batter decided to retire from One-Day Internationals following his current form and believes another potent candidate more deserving to be in a spot than him.

Notably, David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, and Pat Cummins are the favourite candidates to replace Finch as Australia’s ODI captain; however, many of them have ifs and buts associated with their possibilities. Considering Warner, the terrific batter suffered a lifetime captaincy ban in 2018 after his involvement in the Sandpaper Gate scandal alongside Smith, who was a skipper back then, and Cameron Bancroft.

Warner, who was Smith’s deputy, became unable to take charge of any leading duties forever, whereas Smith was banned for 2-years from holding any captaincy role. While Smith’s ban is already over, Warner is counting the days for the nightmare to end. He is reportedly in conversation with CA to reconsider his lifetime captaincy ban after he has returned to the Big Bash League after ten years.

Warner is dreaming of leading Sydney Thunder on his return to BBL and is likely to meet the board’s management as CA’s hunt for Australia’s ODI captain continues. Considering Smith, he already led Australia in Cummins’ absence, and for that reason, Finch believes Sandpaper Gate Scandal has already been put to a halt. He finds Warner the strongest contender to be his successor but is unsure of CA’s decision.

Cummins, who has missed 28 out of the last 66 ODIs, is already the least preferable candidate following his exposure to the format alongside Smith. However, if the opportunity comes his way, he is not going to opt for it. The fast bowler finds it hard to manage the bowing load alongside the captaincy of two formats. Terming it an unrealistic thing that he has not thought about, the Test skipper narrated,

“I think 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. But I think you can manage that as well,” said the speedster at Kayo’s cricket launch.

“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,”

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