Head, Cummins announced as vice-captains for Sri Lanka Tests
Travis Head and Pat Cummins have been named as the Australian Test vice-captains for the Test series against Sri Lanka.
After losing the whole series against India, Australia are gearing up for a short home series of two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Following the Test series loss against India, Cricket Australia has made some changes for the Test series.
Unfortunately, Australia are struck with a huge blow even before the start of the series as their pace Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the Test series with a side strain he is struggling for a long period of time.
Josh Hazlewood was the vice-captain of the Australian Test team in the Test series against India. Now Cricket Australia has named Travis Head and Pat Cummins as the joint vice-captains for the short Test series against Sri Lanka.
Pat Cummins looked more strong as an all-rounder in the recently concluded Test series against India and he will be a big factor Australia in both batting and bowling departments.
“Pat is a fine young man who displays strong leadership through his actions on and off the cricket field. He is also a well respected and popular member of the dressing room, who consistently lives and demonstrates the team’s values and standards,” National Selector Trevor Hohns said.
Although Travis Head had a bad series against India, he looks promising for Australia in the middle order since his debut in the white clothes and the board believes that he can justify the decision made on him.
“Travis is an experienced State Captain who has had a reasonable amount of success with South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL. Travis was also Captain of the Australia A One Day team on their tour of India,’ Hohns said.
“He is a respected member of the dressing room, he consistently demonstrates care for his teammates, provides valuable contributions in team meetings, and embodies the values of the team.”