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Ongoing Aus Test captaincy discussion

By Decentric - 6 Mar 2020 8:28 AM

Tim Paine has recently said he has been proffered many opinions on when he should retire. He says he isn't going anytime soon.

On cricket forums, some former captains and media pundits, Steve Smith is constantly touted as next captain. Outside   cricket in the milieu I associate in, Smith is universally condemned as a cheat. For many of the public outside sporting circles, his appointment would  bring the game of Test cricket into disrepute.

The other mooted option in the media , Pat Cummins, may have the requisite leadership  of player management   skills, but has virtually no captaincy experience. In addition, Cummins has the onerous fast bowlers' workload.

The most established batters, including spin bowlers, who are probably best suited to the captaincy position, are Lyon, Head and Labu.

I'm  firmly in the camp that Smith and Warner should never captain Australia again. 
By baggygreenmania - 9 Mar 2020 10:00 AM

Keyboard Warrior - 8 Mar 2020 9:48 AM
baggygreenmania - 7 Mar 2020 11:58 AM

I've  heard recently that Carey is getting close to 30 and is  a bit old. So selectors are looking at Sandgroper, Inglis. He is in in his early 20s so he might be around for a lot longer than Carey. 

He has just turned 28.. so not ancient yet. From memory Gilly was a similar age when he took the national gloves as was Haddin. I  expect Carey to be handed the gloves when Paine calls it quits at the end of the WTC next year.