Australian wadding support Steve Smith, who was dethroned as captain after the Sandpaper-Gate scandal in Cape Town Test in March 2018 and was suspended, said he would like to lead the national team again if given the opportunity.
“I certainly had a lot of time to think about it, and I guess now I’ve come to a point where, if the opportunity arose again, I would be passionate. it was the best for the team at the time, it would certainly be interesting now, that’s for sure, “Smith told News Corp.
“I’ll always have to live with Cape Town, whether I drive again or not. It’s always there. I’ve been through it all now. Time goes on and I’ve learned so much in the last few years about myself and growing up as a person.”
California banned Smith from playing international cricket for 12 months at the age of 31, and he was also banned from taking the helm of the national team for two years after the Cape Town scandal. He has since returned to the Australian team as a support for the white ball and cricket.
Smith’s deputy David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera trying to change the condition of the ball with sandpaper, were also removed. Since then, Warner has organized a return to the national team.
“I feel like I would be in a better place if the opportunity arose. If not, that’s fine too, and I would support anyone who responds, in the same way I supported Tim. [Paine] and Finchi [Aron Finch]Said Smith.
Australia’s test captain Payne is 36 years old and is the captain of the white balls Aaron Finch is 34. The aging duo again raised the question of captaincy.
“I didn’t always feel like I wanted to do it again. It only came in the last bit,” Smith said.
Smith recovered from an elbow injury and was scheduled to play one-day against Queensland on Wednesday before leaving for India for IPL. Smith captain of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020, but the franchise released him before the IPL auction and Delhi Capitals bought him at a base price of 2 crowns.
“Steve is working very hard to get back in shape and add someone to his class, it’s a big boost and we look forward to him playing his best cricket,” said Blues coach Phil Jacques.