Pat Cummins says the Cricket World Cup brought the best out of his captaincy and insist he gets better with every game as Australia’s one-day international skipper.

Cummins’ stunning performance as the architect of Australia’s sixth World Cup crown brought to an end any lingering uncertainty about his suitability for the top job.

The 30-year-old surprised onlookers with his call to bowl first in November’s final against India after winning the toss in Ahmedabad.

But with the wicket playing slow in the first innings before the dew fell to quicken the pace in the second, it became clear the captain had pulled off a masterstroke.

“Still on a high, still waking up every morning buzzing. It’s a career highlight for sure,” Cummins said on Tuesday, reflecting on that final victory over the tournament hosts.

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“I definitely get better with captaincy every game, absolutely.

“You learn so much in your wins, and even more so in your losses. No doubt I’m getting better.”

Bowler Mitchell Starc had his own words of praise for his triumphant captain.

“He’s been phenomenal – the last few months have spoken to that,” Starc said.

“He certainly had his critics. There’s an opinion that (the captaincy) has to be done a certain way (but) Pat’s never been fazed by that or outside noise.

“A lot of (Australia’s success) has to do with the way Pat captained through the World Cup, particularly that last game.

“Things were done differently and bravely, and we’re standing he…

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