Smith and Cummins best candidates for Australia Test captaincy: Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon On New Australia Test Captain: The Ashes series between Australia and England is going to start at the Gabba from December 8. On this, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon believes that Steve Smith and fast bowler Pat Cummins are the most suitable candidates for captaincy after the resignation of Tim Paine. On this issue, Cricket Australia (CA) had talks with Cummins and Smith, who could be selected for Australia’s next Test captain.

Nathan Lyon said, “I think you look at the two players with whom CA has interacted. In my view both are the best candidates.”

According to Lyon, “I think he’s done a good job honestly. It’s going to be a very difficult decision. If Cummins is made captain, the senior players will support him as well as help him on the field.” “

Lyon further said that despite being the most experienced player in the team, he is not interested in the leadership role. He said that Cummins wants to play at least two more years with the next series touring India and England.

Lyon said, “That’s why I am supporting Pat Cummins and Steve Smith. He said that Smith has a lot of cricketing experience and his potential is known to the whole world.”

Let us tell you that in March this year, Smith spoke openly about his desire to captain Australia again for the first time. Earlier, in March 2018, Smith was removed from the captaincy due to his involvement in a dispute against South Africa.


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