Steve Smith Captain Australia: Former captain Steve Smith will once again be seen captaining Australia in the last match of the two-Test series against the West Indies. Actually, Pat Cummins, the regular captain of the Australian Test team, has been ruled out of this match due to injury. In his place, fast bowler Boland has been included in the Australian team. At the same time, in the absence of Cummins, the command of the team has been handed over to Steve Smith.
Steve Smith will captain again
In fact, the Australian team’s regular Test captain Pat Cummins had a muscle strain during the first Test. Due to this injury, Cummins has been ruled out of the second Test match. Fast bowler Boland has been included in his place. At the same time, in the absence of Cummins, Steve Smith will once again be seen handling the command of the team. The next match between Australia and West Indies is Day-Night in Adelaide. Smith has also become the player to captain Australia in the second consecutive Day-Night Test match. Last time in the Day-Night Test against England, Cummins was out due to injury and Smith took over the captaincy.
Captaincy went after ball tampering
Former Australian captain and veteran batsman Steve Smith lost his captaincy after the ball-tampering incident. Smith was also banned for one year for that matter. Apart from Smith, Warner and Bancroft were also banned by Cricket Australia in this matter.
Labushen did wonders in the first test
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne’s batting was the center of attraction in the first Test against the West Indies. He scored a century in both the innings of the match. In the first innings, Manners played a marathon inning of 204 runs. And in the second innings, he scored an unbeaten 104 runs. In the first inning of this match, Steve Smith also scored a double century.