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Year Ender 2023: THIS Player Outshines Rohit Sharma To Become Best Captain Of The Year

Surprisingly, the title of the best captain for 2023 doesn't go to Sharma but rather to Australian fast bowler.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Dec 5, 2023 09:42 IST
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The year 2023 was a mixed bag for cricket, marked by triumphs and unmet aspirations for teams worldwide. Despite Rohit Sharma’s commendable leadership for the Indian team, the absence of major ICC titles remained unchanged.

Surprisingly, the title of the best captain for 2023 doesn’t go to Sharma but rather to Pat Cummins, the Australian fast bowler, who defied norms by taking the reins as captain. His appointment challenged the rare occurrence of a fast bowler leading a team. Nevertheless, Cricket Australia’s bold move paid off handsomely.

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Cummins, at 30, not only justified the board’s faith but also led Australia to significant victories. Under his captaincy, the team secured the WTC title, dominated the Ashes, and triumphantly seized the World Cup trophy, making him a standout figure in global cricket. Although Cummins’ winning percentage in 2023 was slightly lower than Sharma’s, his collection of major ICC titles rightfully earned him the best captain title for the year.

Pat Cummins: A Stellar Cricket Career

Cummins’ international cricket career spans 193 matches for the Australian team, featuring 1708 runs from 158 innings, including two half-centuries. As a bowler, he has claimed 435 wickets in 239 innings across the same number of matches, cementing his status as a standout performer in the cricketing world.

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His leadership prowess emerged in 2023, elevating him beyond his prowess on the field. The Australian captaincy’s success under Cummins’ guidance, particularly the coveted ICC titles, positioned him at the forefront of leadership achievements in the cricketing landscape.

As the year closes, cricket enthusiasts acknowledge Cummins’ unprecedented achievement as the best captain, a feat achieved not only through his exceptional cricketing skills but also through his exemplary leadership, guiding Australia to historic victories and marking his legacy in cricket’s annals.

First published on: Dec 05, 2023 09:42 AM IST

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