Smith to captain in fourth Test as well, Cummins in Australia with ailing mother
Australia’s regular captain Pat Cummins is in Australia with his ailing mother and in his absence, Steve Smith will captain in the fourth and final Test. In the absence of Cummins, Smith also took charge of the team in the Indore Test. After the Delhi Test, Cummins had left for home due to his mother’s illness. Cricket.com.au reported that Cummins is still in Sydney.
There are three ODIs to be played after the last Test and a decision on Cummins’ playing will be taken later. Australia won the Indore Test by nine wickets under Smith’s captaincy. 2 in India series. 1 ahead and will have to win the last Test to qualify for the World Test Championship. Australia has qualified for the World Test Championship final to be held in London in June. The website also reported that Nathan Ellis will replace the injured Jhye Richardson in the squad for the ODI series starting March 17.