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AUS vs IND: Australia Announces Captain, Vice-Captain For All Formats

The series includes a Test match from December 21st to 24th, followed by three ODIs on December 28th, 30th, and January 2nd.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Dec 9, 2023 08:50 IST
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AUS vs IND
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Australia recently made a significant announcement ahead of the Test, ODI, and T20 series against India, unveiling a new captain and vice-captain for all formats. In a departure from the previous system, Australia has opted for a single captaincy across all three formats, along with a sole vice-captain.

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Alyssa Healy, a standout player from the Australia women’s cricket team, has been appointed as the full-time captain for all formats, following Meg Lanning’s unexpected retirement across all formats. Additionally, Tahlia McGrath has been entrusted with the role of vice-captain. The leadership of the team has been handed over to these two stellar players, sparking curiosity about their approach and impact on the team’s trajectory.

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The upcoming bilateral series between India and Australia, commencing on December 21st, marks the beginning of the Australian team’s tour of India. Eyes will be on the Kangaroo team’s new captain as they embark on this cricketing challenge. The series includes a Test match from December 21st to 24th, followed by three ODIs on December 28th, 30th, and January 2nd. Additionally, a series of three T20 matches against India is scheduled, starting from January 5th to January 9th.

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Following her appointment as captain, Alyssa Healy expressed her gratitude for the captaincy role, stating, “I am honored to accept the role of captain and am grateful for the opportunity to lead our team.” She acknowledged her distinct leadership style compared to former captain Meg, aiming to maintain the team’s success while leading in her unique manner.

First published on: Dec 09, 2023 08:50 AM IST

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