Mark Taylor believes making Pat Cummins the skipper won’t remedy Australia’s issues.
The previous Take a look at skipper defined that giving him the accountability can be an excessive amount of, with Pat Cummins additionally the facet’s No.1 bowler.
Tim Paine’s captaincy has come beneath immense scrutiny after Australia’s second successive house sequence loss to India. The skipper’s performances on the sector, and his antics throughout the video games have been criticised too, with calls to make Steve Smith the captain once more getting stronger.
An alternative choice touted is to advertise vice-captain Pat Cummins and make him the skipper.
Chatting with the Sydney Morning Herald, Mark Taylor opined that making Pat Cummins the Australian captain won’t work, with the bowler having to juggle a number of duties on the pitch.
“I keep a batsman is the most effective individual to be a captain. Pat Cummins will clearly come into the pondering as a result of he is vice-captain, however the fear can be you may find yourself with an identical downside the subsequent time Australia are in day 5 [of a Test match]. Possibly I am promoting Pat Cummins a bit brief, however it’s so much to do to be the No.1 strike bowler or the ‘keeper, and be the captain on day 5 in Sydney and day 5 on the Gabba.”
Many have referred to as for Pat Cummins to be made captain after Australia’s sequence defeat to India. The very fact he’s their premier bowler and has confirmed to be an ideal asset for Australian cricket are the factors argued in his favour.
However Mark Taylor feels that though Pat Cummins can deal with issues off the sector, his duties throughout video games will affect his management.
“The off-field stuff, I am positive Pat Cummins or anybody can be fairly good at that, and you have got [coach Justin] Langer and his help employees to assist. However once you’re out within the center that is when you actually need to simply concentrate on what you are able to do to possibly make a distinction.”
Mark Taylor reacts to Tim Paine criticism
Tim Paine got here beneath criticism for being too defensive throughout Australia’s loss in Brisbane. From subject placements to bowling techniques, the skipper was additionally criticised for his sledging antics throughout the Sydney draw too.
Mark Taylor believes that there’ll all the time be an issue when a wicketkeeper is the captain in Exams, as it’s troublesome to juggle the 2 roles over 5 days.
“One of many issues that Tim was all the time going to have [as captain] was being a keeper. I do know my good mate Ian Healy will disagree with me till the cows come house, however it’s laborious to be a keeper and a captain. The final two Take a look at matches have proven that.”
Addressing the criticism of Tim Paine’s captaincy, Taylor admits that focus may be a difficulty if the match stretches on.
“When it is day 5 and also you’re making an attempt to bowl the facet out and also you’re on the market for 500 or 600 balls … as a keeper that takes a whole lot of focus. It is so much to do, then to think about the bowling modifications, consider the sector settings and be sure you catch every part that comes your means.”
Revealed 21 Jan 2021, 12:17 IST