AUS vs ENG: Aakash Chopra shortlists three gamers to beat Tim Paine as Australia Check captain for Ashes sequence


Tim Paine resigns as Australia captain forward of Ashes sequence.© AFP

With Tim Paine resigning as Australia captain forward of the Ashes sequence in opposition to England, many followers are questioning concerning the wicketkeeper-batsman’s successor. Penn not too long ago stepped down as captain on account of a controversial texting scandal. Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra, who is understood for his opinion movies on cricket, determined to share his perspective on the state of affairs. Talking through his YouTube channel, the commentator prolonged his assist to “frontrunner” Pat Cummins. Chopra additionally named Marnus Labuschagne as a attainable captain, including that there’s “no hurt” in selecting former captain Steve Smith as effectively.

“I believe Pat Cummins is on the fore. He’s a quick bowler and his pedigree is to play all 5 Check matches in a row, which might turn out to be loads. However then for those who have a look at Steve Smith. He’s tainted. Though he’s Certified for the captaincy however the excessive ethical floor taken by Australia places Cummins on the fore”, he added.

“If he does not make it, they go to a batsman. I would not be stunned in the event that they cross it on to Marnus Labuschagne. It might occur. I would not be too stunned”, he continued.

Extending his assist to Smith, Chopra mentioned that the Ashes sequence may very well be large for Labuschagne.

Smith was eliminated as Check captain in 2018 as a result of ball-tampering scandal in Cape City. This additionally led to a one-year ban on Smith and former vice-captain David Warner.

“If you do not have that a lot religion in Cummins and also you suppose the Ashes sequence could be too large for Labuschagne. Then you may at all times return to Steve Smith, there is not any hurt in that,” Chopra mentioned.


“Sandpapergate was a mountain out of a molehill. It was exaggerated and everybody has ball-tempered a minimum of as soon as of their lives.”

The Ashes sequence will start on December 8 with the primary Check match on the Gabba in Brisbane.

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