Michael Clarke tips Pat Cummins as the future Australia captain

Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke believes that pacer Pat Cummins has all the qualities to be the future test captain for Australia after Cummins has pulled off some amazing performances in last 12-18 months.

Pat Cummins is the leading performer for Australia

Pat Cummins finished the last Ashes series as the leading wicket-taker with 23 scalps to his name and has been chipping in with crucial runs to be labelled as an all-rounder these days.

Michael Clarke remembers the time when Cummins made his debut under his captaincy and while he was always an incredible bowler with sheer pace and bounce, Cummins has further improved since he made his return to the test side last year on Australia’s tour of India.

Pat Cummins could be the next Australia captain?

Pat Cummins has an amazing attitude in the dressing room and Michael Clarke believes his heavy workload and ability to lift others when going gets tough is a trait which is worthy of being a captain at any level.

Clarke said: “His debut was fantastic,” Clarke told News Ltd in regards to that 2011 match, when he took seven wickets and hit the winning runs to be named player of the match in a classic Test.

“Everything we are seeing now in regards to his talent with bat, ball and in the field we saw on debut.”

“He is such a talent and someone I believe can go on and captain Australia one day. He’s a great athlete and someone I always wanted in the XI in all formats when he was fit.”

Cummins and Australia have a tough 4-match test series against South Africa which will be followed by the Indian Premier League (IPL) adventure for many of the Australian stars. Cummins will be playing for Mumbai Indians after the franchise spent INR 5.4 crore on the Aussie pacer.


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