Final Up to date: January 15, 2023, 12:47 IST
Pat Cummins will lead Australia within the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Former Australia captain Allan Border stated initially he was apprehensive about Cummins main the Take a look at facet however he has ensured that it did not have an effect on his bowling
Australian nice Allan Border is mighty impressed with Pat Cummins’ captaincy however stated the upcoming four-Take a look at collection towards India shall be his actual “acid check and the ultimate frontier”.
Australia will start the marquee Take a look at collection at Jamtha from February 9 as they eye their first collection win in India in 19 years.
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“That’s going to be the acid check for him and the group,” Border was quoted saying by ABC Sport.
Having been elevated to the recent seat after Tim Paine’s sudden resignation forward of the Ashes 2021, the Aussie tempo spearhead has had a golden run. Cummins started his captaincy stint successful the Ashes 4-0, then gained towards Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa. Australia additionally drew 1-1 with Sri Lanka away from residence final 12 months.
The outcomes meant Australia are favourites to make their maiden World Take a look at Championships remaining. The India collection would be the final collection within the WTC calendar earlier than they tackle England within the Ashes with a watch to win on opposition soil for the primary time since 2001.
“The following 12 months is the actual check for that facet and Pat’s captaincy particularly as a result of India is simply concerning the final frontier for the Australian cricket group.
“We haven’t gained there fairly often. It’s a tough place to play and a tough place to win and England is similar,” the 67-year-old stated.
The previous Australian skipper stated initially he was apprehensive about Cummins main the Take a look at facet however he has ensured that it didn’t have an effect on his bowling.
“I used to be not as eager to see a quick bowler (appointed captain), not essentially the person however extra simply the truth that he’s our number-one quick bowler. However he’s proved so many individuals incorrect and he’s dealt with that so nicely,” Border stated.
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“Possibly the make-up of the group has helped, the place he’s bought fairly a number of senior gamers that he can bounce issues off and so they can type of take over to a sure diploma when he’s bought the ball in his hand when he’s bowling.
“I take my hat off to him. He’s achieved fantastically nicely. They appear like a contented facet. They’re enjoying superb cricket and that’s all you are able to do as captain.”
Australia will play 4 Exams in Nagpur (February 9-13), New Delhi (February 17-21), Dharamsala (March 1-5) and Ahmedabad (March 9-13).
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