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England captain Root is the wicket the Aussies prize most, says Cummins

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Michael Church and Manasi Pathak

Pat Cummins admits he would relish taking the prized wicket of England captain Joe Root in this week’s opening Ashes Test in Brisbane, even if he had not earned a late promotion into the Australian captaincy.

Cummins makes his debut as captain when the series begins at the Gabba on Wednesday, after Tim Paine’s resignation due to a sexting scandal less than three weeks before the opener.

The 28-year-old is the first fast bowler to lead Australia in 65 years and his promotion increases the prospect of the teams’ leaders going head to head when hostilities finally begin...

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