Captaincy RecordsPat Cummins Captaincy Records in Test, Ashes, and ODI

Pat Cummins Captaincy Records in Test, Ashes, and ODI

Due to several injuries, Pat Cummins struggled at the beginning of his international career, but his return has always been excellent. After Steve Smith’s controversial departure from the captaincy post, team management searched for a viable replacement for Australia’s national team. Seeing his leadership potential, he was selected as a Vice-captain in 2019 along with Travis Head. Later in 2021, upon Tim Paine’s resignation, he was appointed as the Australian Test team’s permanent captain. With the passage of time, Pat Cummins proved his ability with his captaincy records and stats.

Captaincy Started2019
Previous CaptainsTim Paine, Aron Finch (ODI)
Key AchievementsWinner of Ashes 2021/22
Pat Cummins’s Key Achievement as Captain

Has Australia ever had a bowler as captain?

No, Ray Lindwall, who was a bowler who captained only one test against India in 1956, was not a regular captain. Therefore, Pat Cummins is the first fast bowler in Australian cricket history to take a role as a full-time captain of the Australian Team.

Pat Cummins Captaincy Records in All Formats

He was announced as captain after Tim Paine’s scandal. Tim Paine took a leave from all types of cricket. So Aussies cricket board handed over the captaincy to Pat Cummins. Because he was serving as vice-captain for a few games.
Cummins proved his leadership skills in his first task as captain in Ashes. He led the Australian Cricket team in 21 matches and won 13 games with a winning percentage of 62. Four games were drawn, and three game was lost.

Pat Cummins Captaincy Records in all Formats

Pat Cummins Captaincy Records in Test

Pat Cummins played most of his matches as a captain in Test Cricket. Because Arron Finch was acting as regular captain in ODI and T20, he led the Aussies in 19 Test matches, won eleven, and lost only three.
After being named captain, Pat Cummins’ first task was to command his side in the Ashes Series 2021. And indeed, he won the series for Australia, showing his strong start as the team’s captain. Let’s look at what his statistics say about his captaincy so far.

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Pat Cummins Captaincy Records in Test

Pat Cummins Bowling Stats as a Captain Vs Player

We can see from the stats below that Pat Cummins has improved his performance as a captain. This shows his ability to lead from the front which is incredible for the Australian Cricket team.

Capt./ PlayerMatchesInns.WktsAvg.EconSRMdns
Not Captain3465164212.7447.1318
As Captain193271222.9245.9114
Bowling stats as Player and Captain

Pat Cummins Test Captaincy Records at Home and Away Venue

At the home venue, Pat Cummins had a very powerful start by beating arch-rival England in the first Ashes series then taking on other teams. His starting win % ranks among the highest among Australian captains as well as captains at the international level.

At away venues which are also called as oppositions home Venu, Pat Cummins has an excellent record with a 2 Win to loss ratio.

VenueMatches WonWin %LostDraw
Home and Away captaincy record of Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins Yearly Test Captaincy Record

Australia played two test matches in 2021 and nine in 2022 under Pat Cummins’s captaincy. He lost only one test game in these two years.

Pat Cummins’s yearly stats as Test Captain

Pat Cummins Captaincy Records in Ashes Series & WTC 

In The Ashes Series 2021/22, Australia defeated the England team under Pat Cummins’ leadership. The Australian team completely dominated the British side. They won three out of four games with a good margin. In one game, the English team resisted and succeeded to draw the match.

Australian Cricket Team is leading the world test championship table by 132 points. Australia played 14 test matches in WTC 2021 to 2023 and 11 under Pat Cummins’s captaincy. Australia won seven matches of the world test championship under his leadership, which helped them to get the top position WTC table.

Key SeriesPlayedWonLostDraw
ICC WTC 2021-2311070103
Ashes 2021/220403001
Ashes 202303020000
Pat Cummins’s Captaincy Record in The Ashes and WTC

Pat Cummins ODI Captaincy Records

Since taking over as captain after Aron Finch’s departure, Pat Cummins has won both of his matches against England with a win rate of 100 percent.

Pat Cummins Captaincy Records in T20I
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