Justin Langer has quashed Steve Smith’s hopes of regaining the captaincy on Monday, saying that there’s no position available for now. Steve Smith was removed as the captain of the Australian Cricket Team after the ball-tampering saga. However, after the completion of his 2-year ban from taking over the leadership duties, a lot has been talked about the 31-year reclaiming the captaincy position.
Recently, Steve Smith also expressed his keenness over taking over the captaincy if the opportunity presents itself.
“I guess now I’ve got to a point where if the opportunity did come up again I would be keen,” Smith said.
“If it was what Cricket Australia wanted and it was what was best for the team at the time, it’s certainly something I would be interested in.” he said.
However, coach Justin Langer has now confirmed that the team is not looking for a change in the leadership roles, given that two important tournaments are coming ahead, i.e., Ashes 2021 and 2021 T20 World Cup.
“We have two very good captains and two important competitions coming up – an Ashes and a T20 World Cup,” Langer told the ABC as reported by Fox Sports.
“Our future looks good. Despite the media chatter, there is no captaincy position available.” he added.
Currently, Tim Paine is leading the Australian Test team, while Aaron Finch is the captain of the Australian Cricket Team in white-ball cricket. Recently, Pat Cummins’s name has also been put forward for taking over Australia’s Test captaincy.