Pat Cummins, the sensational bowling talent of Australia, has been touted to become the next leader of the Australian team by former skipper Michael Clarke. The cricketer turned commentator applauded the wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine for producing an impressive show to take the team forward after the horrendous ball-tampering scandal, but insisted that the national team should have a single captain across the three formats of the game.
The 38-year old discouraged the idea of reinstalling Steve Smith as Australia’s skipper after the retirement of Tim Paine. Clarke said that there’s no doubt about Smith being the best batter of the country, but he didn’t put his name forward for leading the Kangaroos. Rather, he wants to see Cummins doing this job for having an incredible cricketing brain.
“Cummins reads the game really well. He’s an opening bowler and can bat. He’s brilliant in the field and really sees the game how a captain needs to. I strongly believe that the best captain should lead a team and not the best player,” Clarke shared his thoughts while commenting on Australia’s leadership framework.