Melbourne: In 2018 the Australian team were in trouble, the team captain and vice captain were accused of tampering with the ball. Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for 1 year, while Bancroft was 9 months old. Smith had to relinquish the harbor master’s office after the controversy, after which Tim Paine was given command of the test.
Now, after Tim Paine retires, questions arise as to who will take over as captain in his place. Whether Steve Smith can become captain again remains a matter of discussion. Ahead of the four-test run against India, there is debate over whether Smith should be transferred to captain again.
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Former drummer Mark Waugh has also spoken of giving the captain to Smith. He believes Steve Smith has atoned for his role in the ball temperament case and is expected to return as captain of the Australian cricket team after Tim Paine retires.
Mark Waugh said: “I would have made Smith the captain. He is one of the best players on the squad and will always be selected for the squad. He has been captain of Australia for many years and he has a great understanding of cricket.
Smith (Steve Smith) captained Australia in 34 tests, 51 ODIs and eight T20 matches between 2015 and 2018.
Waugh (Mark Waugh) said: “I know a lot of people would say he should be captain again. But I think he repented a lot of his mistake. He was a good captain and should be redone.
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At the same time, Shane Warne believes that the days of Smith Smith’s captaincy were over and he should now focus on the baton.
He said, “I won’t make him captain. His time has passed. I wish someone else was the captain. Smith should focus his attention on the stick. It has nothing to do with the ball tampering problem in South Africa. I believe the time has come to appoint someone else as captain.