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Cricket Australia gives an update on Steve Smith returning to captaincy in the Test

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Steve Smith. (Photo Source: Twitter)

For the past few months, there has been a continuing debate over whether Steve Smith should captain the Australian cricket team in all three formats of the game. Smith, with David warnerHad made a return to top-level cricket in the 2019 World Cup. He completed his two-year captaincy ban in March 2020, yet there has been no explanation by Cricket Australia (CA) about whether Steve Smith will ever lead the team.

Currently, Tim Paine is leading the national team in the longest format of the game Aaron Finch Has donned the captain’s cap in the limited overs format. Finch successfully led the team from 2018, with the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. Pine, on the other hand, had a good run as a captain.

Under Pine, Australia retained the Ashes against England in 2019. They have also recorded series wins over Sri Lanka, Pakistan and New Zealand, however, they lost the Test series to India for the first time at home. CA is likely to decide Tim’s captaincy after concluding the 2021-22 Ashes on Australian soil.

Australia’s chairman of selectors gives an update

Meanwhile, Australia’s chairman of selectors, Trevor Hohns, gave an update on the future of Test leadership in Australia. In particular, this is the first time anyone has opened up about Test captaincy. According to the statement by Trevor, the board is not currently interested in changing leadership duties.

Also, the road to Smith is not smooth Pat Cummins He has been named as the team’s vice-captain for the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy against India starting in Adelaide from 17 December. Thus, Cummins is more likely to lead the team in Pine’s absence.

“All I can answer is that the discussion has not yet taken place. According to Times Now, Australia chairman Trevor Hohns said it is difficult to say that he is clearly – perhaps – a contender, but should we Depends on whether or not you go on the way.