Steve Smith as Test Captain: Australia beat India by 9 wickets in the Indoor Test. After this victory, the Kangaroo team entered the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Meanwhile, to reach the final, India will now have to wait for the result of the final Test match. If Team India wins the fourth match, it is certain to reach the final of the World Test Championship. At the same time, Australia’s interim captain Steve Smith has been showered with praise after his victory over India in the third Test. In the absence of Pat Cummins, Steve Smith led the team and managed to lead his side to victory. Australia is back in the series after winning the indoor test. At the same time, many cricket experts are of the opinion that Cricket Australia should make Steve Smith the regular Test captain.
Why make Smith the captain?
If Steve Smith is compared to Pat Cummins as a Test captain, there is a difference between the two. Smith has already captained Australia for many years. He succeeded Michael Clarke as the captain of the Kangaroo team. He had captained Australia for 36 matches before the Indoor Test.
As a Test captain, Smith was one of Australia’s most successful captains. Pat Cummins, with his captaincy, made a big difference. While Cummins’ approach was defensive, Smith adopted an aggressive approach. Some are demanding that he should be appointed as the regular Test captain. Had Smith not been involved in the ball tampering controversy in 2018, he would have been Australia’s captain even today.
Smith as Test captain
Smith was very successful as Australia’s Test captain. He replaced Michael Clarke as Australia’s Test captain in 2014. His Test captaincy stats have been impressive so far. He captained Australia for 37 Test matches. During this time, Smith won 21 Tests and lost 10 matches. 6 Tests were drawn under his captaincy. Smith test success percentage is 56.75.