Australia’s regular captain Pat Cummins returned to Australia after the second match of the India vs Australia Test series. Pat Cummins’s mother was unwell in those days and later she passed away. For this reason, he did not return to India tour. As a result, veteran batsman Steve Smith was given the responsibility of captaining the Australian team in his place. Captain Smith led the team to a big win in the Indore Test. Then the Ahmedabad Test was drawn. As a result, Team Australia lost the Test series by 2–1. But everyone praised Smith’s captaincy.
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After this, Steve Smith also captained in the ODI series. Despite losing the first ODI of the series, Smith led Australia to win the second ODI of the series. In such a situation, many people started talking about Smith’s leadership. Appreciated Captain Steve Smith. However, former Australian player Shane Watson feels that Smith should no longer be the captain. Talking to a news organization, Shane Watson said in this context, ‘No, Steve Smith should not lead the Australian cricket team again. Because Pat Cummins has done a good job under his captaincy. He has done a great job under a good leader. That’s why Steve Smith should no longer be the captain and there is no question on this.
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Steve Smith was the full captain of his national team from 2014 to 2018. But in 2018, during a Test match against South Africa, he was banned from the team for 1 year in the sandpaper gate case. Apart from this, the captaincy was also taken away from him. After that recently he got a chance to captain again and he led the team well in the tour of India. While the Australian team led by Cummins had to face defeat in the first two matches. Smith then led by winning one match and drawing the other. And now the ODI series has returned to 1-1 before the third ODI of Chipak. In the last match of the series, Steve Smith won the toss and decided to bat first. On this day Auji Skipper was dismissed by Hardik for zero runs. Although leading well, being led can have a bad effect on his performance. What will Steve Smith do in future?
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