Ashes hero Steve Smith ‘not thinking about’ becoming Australia captain again

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Steve Smith has performed down the opportunity of changing into Australia captain once more after his outstanding Ashes marketing campaign.

Smith scored a staggering 774 runs in seven innings throughout final summer time’s Ashes, serving to Australia draw the collection 2-2 and retain the urn.

Tim Paine captained Australia throughout that collection, having taken over from Smith final yr following his ban for ball-tampering.

Smith’s return to Australia’s Take a look at crew has sparked hypothesis he’ll quickly be handed the captaincy once more however the 30-year-old says ‘we will cross that bridge later’.

‘I’m not even enthusiastic about that in the meanwhile,’ Smith, who scored three centuries through the 2019 Ashes, stated.

‘I was pretty chilled out the whole time in England. I’m clearly fairly intense when I’m on the market batting however I assist out wherever I can.

‘I don’t need to sit again and never say one thing if I feel it would assist us.

‘We will cross that bridge later if it comes. At the moment I am comfortable and Tim is doing a great job.’

Smith has additionally revealed the gruelling summer time – he additionally performed a major half in Australia’s run to the World Cup semi-finals – left him feeling cooked and fatigued.

He added: ‘It was in all probability a little bit of every part: psychological, emotional, bodily.

‘Towards the last Test match it got to day two and my mind was saying keep going but my body had shut down and wouldn’t let me do something.

Seems Steve Smith is human in any case! Out for a duck on a day of #SheffieldShield carnage on the Gabba pic.twitter.com/9LI8VPga8x

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 10, 2019

‘I was a little bit sick after that. I’ve had an excellent couple of weeks simply to put low. I simply acquired again into issues over the previous week.’

In his first innings for the reason that Ashes, Smith was dismissed for a five-ball duck as New South Wales slipped to 50-Three in reply to Queensland’s 153.

Australia opener David Warner, who endured a stunning run of kind final summer time, will resume on day two unbeaten on 27.


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