James Anderson backs Pat Cummins to become Australia Test skipper | Cricket News

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SYDNEY: England pacer James Anderson has thrown his weight behind Pat Cummins to grow to be the subsequent Check skipper of Australia.
Tim Paine had stepped down because the captain of the facet forward of the much-awaited Ashes opener.
“I believe extra bowlers ought to be captains. The one difficulty then is making an attempt to get the time without work – while you’re off the sphere, you wish to swap off, whereas if you happen to’re captain you have to watch the sport and be in it and you’ll’t swap off possibly as a lot,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Anderson as saying.
“Bowlers do assume rather a lot in regards to the recreation. We’re pondering cricketers now. I believe he’d be good at it. You possibly can see he leads brilliantly within the staff. He is a frontrunner of the bowling assault and you’ll see he is acquired that means, so why not give him an opportunity? There are many arguments why it will go well with to have a bowler as captain, but it surely’s simply not the carried out factor, is it? Captains wish to look good at first slip and appear like they’re making all of the field-position adjustments and doing all the good things. However I am all for it,” he added.
In accordance with cricket.com.au, Paine introduced his resignation as Check skipper following revelations of a ‘sexting’ incident with a former Cricket Tasmania colleague in 2017.
Paine “deeply regretted” the incident and stated he was “enormously” grateful to his spouse and household for the forgiveness.
“I spoke to my spouse and household on the time and am enormously grateful for his or her forgiveness and help. We thought this incident was behind us and that I might focus totally on the staff, as I’ve carried out for the final three or 4 years,” cricket.com.au quoted Paine as saying.

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