- Captain Tim Payne resigns
- Only days to find England in the ashes
- The resignation follows the allegation of sexual harassment
Payne took over as Australia’s captain after wicket keeper – batsman Steve Smith resigned after a ball – sparked controversy. Payne is the captain who led the deranged Australian team from the front. Vice-captain Pacer Pat Cummins becomes Australia’s new captain in Tests. This is the first time in 65 years that a fast bowler has topped Australia in tests.
Cummins will also be the team’s 47th test captain.
Payne announced his resignation at a press conference on Friday evening. With the home defeat to India there was an outcry after Payne’s resignation. There was evidence that the player might change after the ashes. Unexpected controversy eventually led to Payne’s resignation. Payne will stay on the team as a player. But after the ashes, the player’s career is likely to get into a major crisis.