Steve Smith’s incredible outing in the Ashes has put him fourth in the opinions of the public, where previously he was struggling with his repute courtesy the ball-tampering incident. The stalwart batsman regained his charisma with his performance in the Ashes 2019.
Taking back the clock in March 2018, the right-handed batsman was banned from International Cricket for one-year after the ball-tampering incident during the Test match between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town. The devastated Smith was left speechless and spent a tedious journey of 365 days off the field.
The 30-year old resumed his International Career earlier in this year, after an ordinary ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign, the bloke astounded everyone with his Ashes heroics (scoring over 700 runs in the Test series). Smith’s inexplicable performance has once again forced Cricket Australia to rethink about his captaincy decision.
His captaincy ban will be over in March 2020, and when the time comes, Smith will be right at the top as the candidate of captaincy. He did a great job for Australia as the captain in Test matches and ODIs and he would definitely want to carry on with his good work.
Contrary to that, there are always mixed opinions in this world, many people still don’t want him to take over the charge despite his good performances, but the ultimate decision lies with the CA management and the selectors.