Pat Cummins will lead Australia through to next year’s ODI World Cup, with the Test skipper appointed to the 50-over role on Tuesday.
Cricket Australia made the announcement on Tuesday morning, appointing the 29-year-old to take over from Aaron Finch.
Cummins edged out the likes of Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey and Mitch Marsh to be appointed Australia’s 27th ODI skipper. He is the first bowler to hold the role since Shane Warne led Australia.
Veteran batter David Warner was not considered given his lifetime ban has not yet been overturned by Cricket Australia.
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