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After Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch hung his boots from ODIs on Sunday, following their win over New Zealand, the query on all people’s minds is who would be the subsequent ODI captain. Talking concerning the potential gamers within the staff, opener David Warner is on the highest listing of who can take the accountability of main Australia within the white-ball format. As Warner is serving the lifetime management ban, imposed upon him by the board on the time for his position within the sandpaper scandal in 2018, issues should not entering into 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 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 trying to score as many runs as I can,” said Warner, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald.
“My phone’s here [if CA want 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.
Meanwhile, Cummins stated 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 stated.
“It’s not our choice to make however Davey is all the time a incredible chief across the staff. He makes my job as a captain very straightforward. I do not know the very first thing about batting so having guys like Davey there to take care of that’s nice,” he added.
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