Steve Smith may lead Australia in the first test match against India
In addition to being banned in the ball-tampering scandal, Steve Smith lost the leadership of the Australian cricket team. Steve Smith might get a chance to lead the Australians in the first test match between India vs Australia 2020. He himself said that the matter is being discussed. At the same time, Steve Smith also mentioned that he is satisfied with the current setup.
Smith, 31, also lost the national team leadership in 2016 after being banned for 12 months for being involved in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The provision to stay away from the leadership for one more year under that punishment is also over now.
Tim Pane is currently leading the Australian Test team. Aaron Finch is in charge of the limited-overs match. With Finch withdrawn from the squad for the second T20I match against India last weekend, the issue of leadership came back to the fore. Matthew Wade was eventually given the job, although Smith was expected to take over again.
Meanwhile, Smith, who is preparing for the first Test against India, said: “It is being discussed. I think JL (Coach Justin Langer) will answer in the discussion about me and the leadership. As for myself, I would like to say that I am happy to give my best for the team. That’s how I want to move forward. I am ready to do anything for the team.
Langer told reporters earlier this week that “preparations are underway” for Smith’s return. However, he did not give further details. Smith said he was not sure if the issue would be resolved.
“I think there is a process of leadership selection,” he said. Such issues will be settled through the board. Others will also express their views on it. I am sure there will be no more exceptions this time around. But I know nothing. Those who are there at the moment are doing quite well. My current position is also comfortable. ‘