Australian regular captain Pat Cummins’ mother Maria died on Thursday night. To mourn her death, the Australian team is playing today’s match with a black ribbon on their hands. Maria has been suffering from breast cancer since 2005. Pat Cummins went home at the end of the second Test as her health deteriorated over the past few days. With that, Steve Smith is leading the Australian team as the interim captain in the third Test at Indore as well as the fourth Test at Ahmedabad.
In the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia, the Australian team lost badly in the first two Tests. Pat Cummins became the captain in those two Tests. But Smith, who impressed as captain in the indoor test, gave the team victory. Smith, who lost the captaincy due to the ball tampering incident in 2018, is leading the Australian team in two consecutive Tests after a long time.
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