Pat Cummins appointed new Australian test captain, Steve Smith as his deputy | Cricket News

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A week after Tim Paine stepped down as Australia’s test team captain, versatile Pat Cummins was named the team’s new skipper on Friday, Cricket Australia reported. Former captain and star batsman Steve Smith has been named vice-captain of the Australian test team. “The 47th Australian men’s cricket Test team captain! @ Patcummins30,” Cricket Australia tweeted. “Hitter and former captain Steve Smith has been named the team’s vice-captain,” Cricket Australia wrote in another tweet.

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The first Ashes Test match between Australia and England will be played from December 8 at Gabba in Brisbane.

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