Steve Smith ‘interested’ in Australia captaincy three years after ball tampering scandal

Steve Smith ‘interested’ in Australia captaincy three years after ball tampering scandal

The Guardian

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  • Former captain’s leadership ban expired last year
  • ‘I’ve grown as a human being,’ says batsman

Steve Smith is ready and willing to captain Australia again, three years on from the infamous ball-tampering scandal. One of Australia’s greatest batsmen, Smith received a 12-month ban from international cricket following the dramatic events on the 2018 tour of South Africa.

He was also barred from holding any leadership position with the national team for two years as Tim Paine became Test skipper and Aaron Finch inherited the captaincy of Australia’s white-ball teams.

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