Cricket News: Steve Waugh says “Pat Cummins is the front-runner, someone like a Steve Smith”

Cricket News: Steve Waugh has owed his opinion on how the nation. It should move forward in terms of leadership. On following Tim Paine’s resignation as Test captain. Waugh stepped down as captain after he was found to be texting explicit content. Also, to a female co-worker four years ago. The incident has resurfaced, prompting an investigation. Cricket Australia is also looking into it. Prior to the Ashes, Paine decided to step down as captain of the Test team. Pat Cummins, according to Waugh, is the most reasonable choice. When it comes to taking leadership. In addition, he is already the team’s vice-captain.

Cricket News, “Pat Cummins is definitely the front runner to lead the side in Brisbane for the first Test, he’s the vice-captain and there is a lot of talk of him taking over Tim Paine sooner or later even without this incident. So, I think he is the logical choice. For the vice-captain, I don’t know, someone like Steve Smith might be a good vice-captain,” Steve Waugh said.

Furthermore, Steve Smith has already declared his interest. In the leading the national side again following the end of his ban. He became eligible to lead the side. After two years had passed since the incident in South Africa. Waugh added that the selectors would be turning towards Alex Carey to replace Tim Paine.

Cricket News: Steve Waugh says "Pat Cummins is the front-runner, someone like a Steve Smith"

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“I’d say Pat Cummins will take over and the selectors would be seriously thinking about which wicket-keeper to pick for the first Test. I like Paine as a cricketer, I was a selector when I picked him. Now they will be looking into someone like an Alex Carey for the role of the wicket-keeper,” Waugh said.

Lastly, Tim Paine has made himself available for selection in the Ashes. Despite having resigned as captain of the team. Apart from Alex Carey, Josh Inglis has also been touted. Also, take over from Paine in the near future.

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