Ravichandran Ashwin trashes SRH management over his captaincy swap between Pat Cummins and Aiden Markram

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Pat Cummins and Aiden Markram


Ravichandran Ashwin is surprised by the captaincy change in the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team in IPL 2024. He also feels that Pat Cummins is a no-brainer as SRH captain. Ravichandran Ashwin also felt that SRH should have retained Aiden Markram as captain in IPL 2024.

Aiden Markram He led Sunrisers Hyderabad last season. However, the franchise removed him as captain and named Pat Cummins as captain for IPL 2024. Notably, they acquired Cummins during the IPL 2024 auction at an expensive cost of Rs. 20.50.

However, it is worth noting that Aiden Markram led SRH’s sister franchise, Sunrisers Eastern Cape, to the second consecutive title in the South African domestic league SA20 2024. Last season, Aiden Markram led the team to the trophy in his debut season and He was later named patron of the SRH.

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I was quite surprised: Ravichandran Ashwin on SRH captaincy change

While talking about Sunrise Hyderabad Taking to his YouTube channel, Ravichandran Ashwin expressed his shock and displeasure over Pat Cummins taking over the captaincy of SRH. Ashwin believes Aiden Markram should have been retained after his extraordinary captaincy in SA20.

“The SunRisers have won two consecutive titles in the SA20. They have done it with two extraordinary teams. In fact, I was quite surprised. Pat Cummins has been named captain.

I had a small feeling that they would go with Markram. Markram had an extraordinary season for his franchise in SA20. Cross-pollination would have been amazing,” said Ashwin, a member of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024.

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Pat Cummins is a no-brainer: Ashwin

The Indian spinner also feels that Pat Cummins is a no-brainer as a skipper in IPL. He also believes that SRH will have a lot of problems with Cummins as skipper.

“Pat Cummins is a no-brainer. But with Cummins as captain, they will have a problem of abundance in the team with so many stars. Keeping Travis Head as backup, they would opt for Markram, Cummins, (Heinrich) Klaasen and (Wanindu) Hasaranga.

Because Hasaranga is a crucial facet for them. If they decide that Hasaranga is not necessary, in some places they can play with (Fazalhaq) Farooqi or Marco Jansen instead. This is what I thought because it makes sense,” the off-spinner concluded.

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Pat Cummins leads Australia to victory in World ODI in India

In particular, Pat Cummins is the captain of Australia in ODIs and Tests. However, he does not lead them in T20Is. He leads a T20 team for the first time in IPL 2024. Last year, Cummins led Australia to a victory in the ODI World Cup in India. Cummins also led the team to the 2023 ICC WTC trophy against India in the final.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad begin their journey in IPL 2024 with the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Bengaluru. The match will take place on Saturday, March 23. SRH finished last in the points table last season and had the worst performance.