Steve Smith as Captain

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who are the possible candidates:

aaron finch - odi and 20/20 captain - papers stamped never to play test cricket again - aged 35 (next month)
matthew wade - recently captained white ball stuff in bangladesh - surely has played his last test match - aged 34 come xmas
alex carey - hasn't even played test cricket yet - a risk to give him the captaincy especially if his form doesn't warrant selection - age 30
usman khawaja - age 35 come xmas and appears that his test career is over.
pat cummins - absolute jet - little captaincy experience - age 28 me personally not a fan of a quick having the captaincy
glenn maxwell - age 33 and has only played test cricket on the sub continent
travis head - age 28 come xmas - can he hold down a regular spot ? our captains are normally the best player or one of the best players in the side - i think he does job and just plays a role
mitchell marsh - JUST NO !
marnus labuschagne - 27 years old - holds down a regular spot - no captaincy experience though

steve smith - age 32 - best player in the side - done the job before - could he hold the job down for a couple of years until potential leaders emerge ?
 

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who are the possible candidates:

aaron finch - odi and 20/20 captain - papers stamped never to play test cricket again - aged 35 (next month)
matthew wade - recently captained white ball stuff in bangladesh - surely has played his last test match - aged 34 come xmas
alex carey - hasn't even played test cricket yet - a risk to give him the captaincy especially if his form doesn't warrant selection - age 30
usman khawaja - age 35 come xmas and appears that his test career is over.
pat cummins - absolute jet - little captaincy experience - age 28 me personally not a fan of a quick having the captaincy
glenn maxwell - age 33 and has only played test cricket on the sub continent
travis head - age 28 come xmas - can he hold down a regular spot ? our captains are normally the best player or one of the best players in the side - i think he does job and just plays a role
mitchell marsh - JUST NO !
marnus labuschagne - 27 years old - holds down a regular spot - no captaincy experience though

steve smith - age 32 - best player in the side - done the job before - could he hold the job down for a couple of years until potential leaders emerge ?
Steve Smith - has done the job poorly before.
Pat Cummins - has proven to be a strong leader.
 

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who are the possible candidates:

aaron finch - odi and 20/20 captain - papers stamped never to play test cricket again - aged 35 (next month)
matthew wade - recently captained white ball stuff in bangladesh - surely has played his last test match - aged 34 come xmas
alex carey - hasn't even played test cricket yet - a risk to give him the captaincy especially if his form doesn't warrant selection - age 30
usman khawaja - age 35 come xmas and appears that his test career is over.
pat cummins - absolute jet - little captaincy experience - age 28 me personally not a fan of a quick having the captaincy
glenn maxwell - age 33 and has only played test cricket on the sub continent
travis head - age 28 come xmas - can he hold down a regular spot ? our captains are normally the best player or one of the best players in the side - i think he does job and just plays a role
mitchell marsh - JUST NO !
marnus labuschagne - 27 years old - holds down a regular spot - no captaincy experience though

steve smith - age 32 - best player in the side - done the job before - could he hold the job down for a couple of years until potential leaders emerge ?
i remind youse all
steve smith and Warner CHEATED
Tim Paine did not ask to be CAPT
great bat Smith , poor capt
i blame NSW media, and CA
george Bailey should have been test capt , with smith his v/c
 

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cricketnut14

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i remind youse all
steve smith and Warner CHEATED
Tim Paine did not ask to be CAPT
great bat Smith , poor capt
i blame NSW media, and CA
george Bailey should have been test capt , with smith his v/c
no doubt bailey would've been a reasonable captain and a more than adequate number 5 or 6.

i want to know who you have pencilled as our next skipper though.
 

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no doubt bailey would've been a reasonable captain and a more than adequate number 5 or 6.

i want to know who you have pencilled as our next skipper though.
NSW MEDIA and old players have Cummins . i make him V/C
Marnus , should be trained into it , and be V/c as well
have 2 yrs to make him
 

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NSW MEDIA and old players have Cummins . i make him V/C
Marnus , should be trained into it , and be V/c as well
have 2 yrs to make him
NSW knows best mate. We'll keep putting you Tasmanians in faux positions of power like captain and chairman of selectors while we control things from the shadows.
 

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Marnus doesn’t have the right personality to be Captain.

Smith should never be allowed to be Captain again and as others pointed out he wasn’t that good at it anyway.

Paine is captain by default

Carey should already be playing Test Cricket - he could now get jumped over by Inglis but I’m stuffed if I know how.

There is no heir apparent - not anywhere - Carey could almost do a Lee German but it would never happen in Australian Cricket

Personally I don’t think Cummins is the answer but who is

If Head could hold down a place he would be the best bet
 

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to be fair on head, he has played 19 of the 22 tests since his debut.

hasn't played the last 2 tests, and most people have him pencilled in for the first test of the summer.
Because pretty much, Head is a much better long-term option in the middle-order for Australia (Test) then Wade is/will be.
 

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to be fair on head, he has played 19 of the 22 tests since his debut.

hasn't played the last 2 tests, and most people have him pencilled in for the first test of the summer.
Yeah, but that's mostly because of Covid. He would have been on the outer for most (maybe all) of the tests played since had it been a normal schedule.

But as per the other thread, on the back of his domestic form the last middle order spot is his to lose now. Where he goes from there is the golden question.
 

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