Steve Smith’s Test Captaincy Record: Australia defeated India by 9 wickets in the indoor test led by Steve Smith. After this win, the Kangaroo team was able to make a comeback in the Test series. Smith’s brilliant captaincy helped the visiting team win the third Test. He won this match and achieved a personal achievement on Indian soil. Since 2010, he has become the second captain in the world to win 2 Test matches in India. In this regard, Smith equaled former England captain Alastair Cook.
Cook won 2 Tests in 2012
In the last 13, only two world captains have succeeded in winning 2 Test matches on Indian soil. In 2012, the England team led by Alastair Cook visited India to play four Tests. In that series, the English team defeated India in the Mumbai and Kolkata Tests. Then in 2017 under the captaincy of Steve Smith, Australia beat India by 333 runs in the Pune Test. At the same time, in the third Test held in Indore under his captaincy, Australia won against India by 9 wickets. In this way Smith was able to equal Alastair Cook’s record on Indian soil after about 11 years.
India is leading 2-1
India is leading 2-1 in the ongoing Test series between the two countries. India beat Australia by an innings of 132 runs in the first Test at Nagpur. At the same time, Team India defeated the Kangaroos by 6 wickets in the Delhi Test. Trailing 0-2 in the series, the Kangaroos were under pressure. Steve Smith’s captaincy in the absence of Pat Cummins was fruitful in such circumstances. He gave the team a great victory in the Indoor Test.
Smith is captaining a Test for the first time since 2018. He was involved in ball tampering during the series against South Africa five years ago. After that, Smith was removed from the captaincy. He was a successful captain of Australia. So far, he has captained the Kangaroo team in 37 Tests, winning 21 Tests and losing 10 matches. During this time 6 Tests were drawn.