A week after Tim Paine stepped down as the captain of the Australia Test team, all-rounder Pat Cummins has been named as the new skipper of the side on Friday, announced Cricket Australia. Former captain and star batter Steve Smith has been named as the vice-captain of the Australian Test team. “The 47th captain of the Australian men’s Test cricket team! @patcummins30,” tweeted Cricket Australia. “Batter and former captain Steve Smith has been named vice-captain of the team,” Cricket Australia wrote in another tweet.
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 26, 2021
The first Ashes Test match between Australia and England will be played from December 8 at The Gabba in Brisbane.