BGT 2023: In the ongoing Test series between India and Australia, the captain Pat Cummins has been criticized for failing to strategize with the batsmen.
Former Aussies are criticizing the Kangaroos, who are on a tour of India as part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and have lost two Tests in a row. In both Tests, the batters failed miserably in the second innings. Captain Pat Cummins has been criticized for failing to strategize with the batsmen in India.
Recently former Aussie cricketer Ian Healy also targeted Cummins and made shocking comments. He suggested that he would be better off giving up his captaincy duties and focusing on bowling. If Cummins is not available, Healy believes that instead of giving the captaincy to Steve Smith, it is better to give it to Travis Head.
It is known that Cummins went home after the second Test. He went to Sydney for personal reasons. With this, Steve Smith will act as the captain of Aussies in the third Test. In this context, Healy said… ‘I don’t want to carry that burden for a long time as the captain of Cummins. He should be the number one bowler by the time he retires.. but because of captaincy it is not possible.
He has been the Test captain for two years already. Now in addition ODI and T20 responsibilities have also come. This puts an additional burden on him. This completely changes his way of thinking. Cummins should relinquish the leadership responsibilities and hand them over to others.
It would be better if Travis Head was given the captaincy in Tests. Head has that ability. Without Cummins, he would have been one of the captains. But in limited overs, those responsibilities should be handed over to Glenn Maxwell…’ he opined.
It is noteworthy that Healy did not pay attention to the star batsman Steve Smith, who was senior to Cummins and is currently the vice-captain of the Australian Test team. It is known that Smith’s captaincy was thrown after the ball tampering controversy in South Africa. Cricket Australia, who appointed Cummins as the captain after removing Tim Fine in 2021, made Smith the vice-captain.