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Sport Australia v Pakistan: Ian Chappell urges Australia to consider Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood as next test captain

06:05  25 november  2019
06:05  25 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Mitchell Starc's late blast leaves Pakistan behind the game after day one of first Test at Gabba

  Mitchell Starc's late blast leaves Pakistan behind the game after day one of first Test at Gabba Mitchell Starc's expert use of the second new ball late on day one leaves Pakistan chasing the game in the first Test, all out for 240 at the Gabba after a promising start. Mitchell Starc's expert use of the second new ball late in the day meant he finished with 4-52, backing up a collapse of 4-3 in the middle session.

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Australian cricket great Ian Chappell has urged Australia to consider selecting a bowler such as Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood when deciding the next Australian captain.

Current captain Tim Paine has admitted that this summer may be his last as skipper of the side and whilst Steve Smith seems like the natural choice, there have been some high-profile figures who believe that he shouldn't be given the job when his ban expires in April next year.

Whilst Chappell believes that Paine is still the right choice, he questioned whether there were any other options other than Smith if he decides to give the duties up.

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  The ugly truth behind no-ball review system Pat Cummins' contentious dismissal of Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan on Day 1 of the first Test has opened up a can of worms.Rizwan's enterprising innings of 37 was brought to an end as he edged behind to Tim Paine, before replays appeared to show Cummins having overstepped the mark.

© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Australia captain Tim Paine (left) and India counterpart Virat Kohli. Tim Paine hopes Australia continue with the tradition of playing their first home Test at the Gabba after a crushing victory over Pakistan at the venue - provided they get Virat Kohli's permission.

Australia opened their Test summer with a win after finishing off an innings-and-five-run victory over Pakistan with a day to spare in Brisbane. Josh Hazlewood snared four second-innings wickets with fellow quicks Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc also chipping in on Sunday to dismiss Pakistan for 335.

“There’s every chance that Paine will further enhance his leadership reputation by the end of summer with victory over both Pakistan and New Zealand,” Chappell said whilst writing for Cricinfo.

“At that point, he’ll decide whether he wants to build on that reputation or call it quits while he’s in front.

“If it’s the latter then CA had better hope that either a good candidate has surged to the head of the queue or Smith is in the right frame of mind to tackle the job a second time.

“If Paine’s successor is Smith, it’ll mean the Australian captaincy production line is in need of a serious recharge.”

To avoid this, the 76-year-old called on Cricket Australia to buck the current trend in world cricket and select a bowler as captain if Paine decides to step down.

Azam leads the resistance but Australia on top at lunch

  Azam leads the resistance but Australia on top at lunch Babar Azam was fighting a lone rearguard action on day four of the first Test against Australia as the home side tightened the screws in the opening session in Brisbane on Sunday. At lunch on the fourth day, Pakistan were 144 for five in their second innings, still 196 runs from making Australia bat again.

Australia opened their Test summer with a win after finishing off an innings-and-five-run victory over Pakistan with a day to spare in Brisbane. Josh Hazlewood snared four second-innings wickets with fellow quicks Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc also chipping in on Sunday to dismiss Pakistan for 335.

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Chappell referenced the success that bowlers such as Pakistan's Imran Khan and England's Ray Illingworth have had as captain, believing that Australia can replicate that with the selection of either Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood.

“There haven’t been many bowling captains but those few have generally been very good leaders,” Chappell wrote.

“Benaud was in that category, and although an allrounder, he was a bowler first and foremost. Imran Khan was highly successful, and like Benaud, his primary skill was bowling.

“England’s Ray Illingworth was another bowling allrounder and I learned a lot about captaincy while opposing him in two Ashes series.

“The high success rate of these captains confirms Imran’s opinion that captains must understand bowling.

"Perhaps CA are on to something, given they appointed Josh Hazlewood and then Pat Cummins as co-vice captains of the Test team.”

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell accuses Steve Smith of 'white anting' Tim Paine .
Former Australian Test captain Ian Chappell has leveled accusations at Steve Smith for "white anting" Tim Paine during the second Test at Adelaide Oval. © Provided by Sporting NewsAs the Aussies continued to tighten the screws on Pakistan on the fourth day, after David Warner's incredible 335 helped set up a monstrous run total for the visitors to chase.It was a slow start for the Australians who took until the second session to claim their first wicket of the day after skittling Pakistan's top order before stumps on day three. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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