Australian pacer Pat Cummins has said that the captaincy call for Australian team is ridiculous. With senior players Smith and Warner out of the team and under Paine’s captaincy Australia didn’t do well in Tests. Australia is on the verge of losing the test series for the first time against India at home.

“We’ve obviously got (Tim Paine) at the moment who is doing a brilliant job and I think it’s his for a long time now.

“I feel like I’m too busy in the game bowling and when I’m batting putting all my effort into that.

“And when I’m not doing it I’m usually off with the fairies trying to recover. So I don’t think I would make a very good captain at the moment.”

“I think someone like Josh Hazlewood at the moment has an enhanced role as vice-captain, he’s always thinking about the game when he’s out there fielding,” Cummins said.

“When he’s batting in the sheds he is always watching and thinking things through.

“Maybe it’s different personalities, but I see no reason why a bowler can’t be a captain.”

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