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“Don’t know, we’ll chat about it” – Pat Cummins not sure about T20 captaincy ahead of 2024 World Cup
By SMCS - Nov 29, 2023 7:27 am
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Australian ODI World Cup-winning captain Pat Cummins is not sure of leading the T20I side ahead of the 2024 World Cup. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in West Indies and the U.S.A. as well. Cummins recently led Australia to their sixth ODI World Cup title, defeating India in the grand finale by six wickets. Cummins also led the side to winning the World Test Championship (WTC) final and retaining the Ashes in England earlier this year as well.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins led Australia to another World Cup glory

Speaking to the media with the ODI World Cup Trophy at the SCG, Cummins said, “Honestly don’t know, we’ll chat about it, Mitchy’s done the last T20 series’ and done a fantastic job. ( On his future as ODI captain) Yeah I think so, honestly I haven’t thought too much about it but we’ll work through it.”

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Meanwhile, Matthew Wade is currently captaining Australia in the ongoing T20I series against India as well. Cummins, with several others, have been rested for the ongoing series that started just four days after the ODI World Cup final as well. However, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis, Adam Zampa, and Glenn Maxwell are currently playing the ongoing T20I series against India.

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David Warner and Pat Cummins

“No I don’t (begrudge them), it’s been a busy few months. They’re still games for Australia and I think these tours do provide opportunities for the younger guys that might not be in the first XI. I think they’re still important tours where you’re going to get a lot out of but they’re humans, they’re not robots. Putting everything into a World Cup and then playing a few days later, I probably don’t begrudge them,” Pat Cummins concluded. “We just missed out last year (on winning all three formats), six months off, to hold one trophy takes a lot but to hold trophies across different formats really shows (the strength of the) coaching group but also a squad of players, you can’t just do that with 11 blokes, you need 25 really good players, I think it shows the strength of Australian cricket at the moment.”