Steven Smith to lead Australia in Tests, David Warner to be his deputy

first_imgSteven Smith will take over as captain of the Australian Test team following the retirement of Michael Clarke after the fifth Ashes test against England, the country’s cricket board said on Friday.Opening batsman David Warner will be Smith’s deputy in the Test and one-day international formats, Cricket Australia said in a statement.Clarke announced his decision to quit international cricket after England won the fourth Test at Trent Bridge last week to regain the Ashes.Also read: Australia’s Smith to lead new-look one-day squad in Britain Earlier on Wednesday, Australian squad for the one-day international series in England and Ireland was annoucned.All-rounder Marcus Stoinis, spinner Ashton Agar and batsman Joe Burns are set to make their one-day international debuts for Australia in Britain as the world champions seek to regenerate following their fifth World Cup triumph.Smith will lead a youthful 15-man squad shorn of fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood.last_img

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