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Cummins is leading Aussies out of the mire

Cummins, memorably described as a future Test captain by Michael Clarke last year, has excelled with ball and bat in the past 12 months.

Cummins’ impressive leadership has been relatively unheralded but also vital in that stretch, during which the express paceman has been forced to step up after the catastrophic damage of the Cape Town cheating scandal.

“I think naturally (it has developed). Everything that happened makes you sit back and reflect on what is your role in the team and how you want to go about things,” he said.

Admired by his peers and the public in equal measure, the current vice-captain looms as a key figure as Australia plot Steve Smith and David Warner’s reintegration. Smith and Warner’s relationship with teammates was obviously damaged by things they said and did but Cummins has been strong in his support, publicly and privately.

“Since the last World Cup I think we’ve got six or seven guys who have retired,” Cummins said. “With a lot of new people coming through the side ... it’s up to a few of us other guys to step up.”

 

**Original article by The Daily Telegraph. 

** Photo : Here

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