Co-Vice Captains Announced
The National Selection Panel has appointed Travis Head and Patrick Cummins as co-Vice Captains for the upcoming Domain Test series against Sri Lanka, starting at The Gabba on Thursday.
Head and Cummins have been elevated into the leadership roles with Josh Hazlewood ruled out through injury and Mitch Marsh not selected.
National Selector, Trevor Hohns, said:
“The Board of Cricket Australia has endorsed the National Selection Panel’s recommendation for Travis Head and Patrick Cummins to be appointed co-Vice Captains for the two Test matches against Sri Lanka.”
“I’d like to congratulate Travis and Patrick on being named co-Vice Captains for the series, it is a fitting reward for their professionalism and dedication to drive the elite standards of the Australian Men’s Test team.”
“With Josh Hazlewood ruled out through injury and Mitch Marsh not selected for this series, we believe Travis and Pat are the best candidates to help support Captain, Tim Paine, through the two Test matches.”
“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.”
“Travis was an impressive candidate when interviewed during the leadership identification process we conducted last year. He has also continued to develop his leadership qualities since joining the Australian Men’s Test team.
“Travis 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.”
“Pat is a fine young man who displays strong leadership though 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.”
“We also believe in having strong and even representation of both the batting and bowling groups, and Pat will provide important insights and knowledge when making decisions in the best interest of the team.”
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