Pat Cummins ruled out of 4th Test, to remain at home; Steve Smith to captain final match

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Cricket Australia announced on Monday that Steve Smith will captain Australia in the fourth and final test against India.

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Which begins on Thursday, while regular captain Pat Cummins remains in Sydney with his family. 

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Smith led their turnaround in Indore, where they defeated India by nine wickets in three days to secure a place in the World Test Championship final in June.

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“Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the fourth test against India in Ahmedabad in order to spend time with his family in Australia,” a CA spokesperson said.

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“Steve Smith will captain Australia in the series’ final test match.”

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CA also announced that Nathan Ellis will replace Jhye Richardson in the squad for the three one-day internationals that will follow the test series.

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