Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith had a decent comeback to the International cricket after his ban. In the ODI World Cup, the run machine mustered 379 runs, averaging 37.90. But, coming to the Test cricket, Smith switched on his beast mode as he hammered English bowlers in the highly celebrated Ashes series where he smashed 774 runs across 7 innings to average 110.57.
With the 30-year old being in an elite batting form, it is hard to keep the ‘captaincy talk’ away. While wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine currently leads the Test unit with Aaron Finch doing his duties as the white-ball skipper, a bunch wants to see Smith getting included in the national captaincy framework soon.
The great Ricky Ponting went on to share his wish to see Smith taking over once Paine quits the Test cricket. However, the New South Wales born reiterated that leading the yellow team isn’t on his radar. While he is open to do anything he can for the country, Smith added that his focus lies on producing strong batting performances, thus leading the Kangaroos to many victories.