• Given the age of Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine, there is a demand to change the captain.
  • Many former Australians have sought to re-captain Steve Smith.

Discussions have started on the captain of the next captain in Australia’s team. The current captain of the Test team, Tim Paine, has turned 36 and is heading towards the final stage of his career. In such a situation, there is a demand to make Steve Smith again the captain of Australia. Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has also now given his response in this regard.

Many others have named Steve Smith for the captain, while Michael Clarke has a different opinion about it. Michael Clarke believes fast bowler Pat Cummins could be the right choice for this role. Pat Clark considers Michael Clarke fully prepared for the captaincy. Clarke also said that Finch and Penn are doing well at the moment and Cummins has a chance to learn from them. He said that Cummins should experience some things while looking at them.

Demand for making Smith captain again in Australia

Many former Australians are in favor of re-captaining Steve Smith. Steve Smith was removed from the captaincy after the 2018 ball-tampering case against South Africa. David Warner was removed from the vice-captain along with him. Tim Paine was then made the Test captain and Aaron Finch was given the captaincy of the limited-overs team.

Aaron Finch has captained Australia for limited-overs cricket. Tim Paine took some time to learn but now he is also seen as a mature captain. Although Tim Paine is 36 years old, he cannot play for long. That is why discussions are in full swing for the new Australia captain.