Steve Smith will continue to lead Australia against India in ODIs. Andrew McDonald, the head coach, has stated that Pat Cummins has chosen to remain at home following the death of his mother.
Smith has led Australia to 25 victories and 23 defeats in his 51 ODIs as captain.
Cummins came home after the second Test against India in Delhi to care for his mother,
who had entered hospice care, leaving Smith in charge of the next two matches.
Before Day 2 of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad, Australia's players donned black armbands to honor the passing of the pacer's mother.
Before to Friday's first ODI in Mumbai, McDonald remarked that their thoughts are with Cummins and his family during their time of mourning.
In light of the fact that the 2023 World Cup would be held in India, he emphasized that Australia must make some judgments on their combination.
Due to the surge of versatile players into their team, this is now of vital importance.