Best playing XI will be picked for next WTC cycle: Cummins


following his side’s ICC World Test Championship title win at The Oval, Australian skipper Pat Cummins hinted that no significant changes will be made to the national side for the next WTC cycle in 2023–25, saying that no matter if players are aged 18 or 38, they will be picked if they form the best playing eleven collectively.
After their ICC World Test Championship title win against India in the final by 209 runs at The Oval, Australia made history by becoming the first-ever team to clinch all major ICC trophies. After dominating India over the course of five days, Australia secured their maiden World Test Championship 2023 title on Sunday at the Oval, London. India succumbed to a score of 234 in 63.3 overs while chasing 444, with Mohammad Shami as the last player standing with a score of 13(8)*.
After this win, Cummins did not feel it was the right time to talk about players’ futures and said that there will be “natural progressions” within the national team during the WTC 2023–25 cycle, where the final will take place at the Lord’s stadium in London.
“I have always said that if a team member is 18 or 38 and still is in our best XI, I want them picked,” said Cummins, as quoted by the ICC.
“I think there will be natural progressions, but I do not think we will kick anyone outside of the team or push anyone out of the team prematurely,”
he added.