Cricket Australia has been in news lately. After the Australian board decided to have a new batting coach for the side, now they are planning to get a new Test skipper, replacing current skipper Tim Paine. Notably, Australia suffered a series loss against India at home in December-January under the leadership of Paine.
Tim Paine bats for Steven Smith as Australia’s Test skipper
The 36-year-old Tim Paine received a lot of criticism after losing the 4-Test series 2-1 to India. However, he pointed out fingers on the Men in Blue for their reluctance to go to Brisbane for the final Test.
Amidst all this, the Australia skipper during his recent conversation with New Corp Media was quoted as saying, “I think Steve Smith deserves to be considered as Australia’s next captain”. The veteran cricketer is in full support to back Smith to takeover the captaincy duties.
Tim Paine (in New Corp Media) said "I think Steve Smith deserves to be considered as Australia's next captain, I would definitely support him getting that job again – when I played under him, he was excellent as captain".
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 13, 2021
Ricky Ponting likely to be named Australia’s batting coach
As per the recent update Cricket Australia is looking for a new contender to takeover as the side’s batting coach. According to ESPN Cricinfo, CA is likely to appoint a batting head coach ahead of Ashes. This news is coming after Australia suffered a series loss against India in December-January.