Test Captaincy is Steve Smith's Chance for Redemption: Ian Healy

Legendary wicketkeeper Ian Healy needs to see former Australia captain Steve Smith return to the highest job in Checks and search “redemption”, saying he has paid a “heavy value for not doing a lot” through the ball-tampering scandal.

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Smith and vice-captain David Warner had resigned within the aftermath of the scandal through the Cape City Check in opposition to South Africa in March 2018 and since then Tim Paine has been on the helm of the Check crew.

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“In 12 to 18 months from now, I would like him to do it, provided that he needs to, as a result of it is an opportunity for redemption,” Healy instructed ‘SEN Radio’.

“I would like him to steer strongly, change into that statesman of the sport and put these doubters and haters to mattress. I like redemption he paid a heavy value for not doing a lot,” he added.

With Paine, at 36, reaching the fag finish of his profession, a contemporary captaincy dialogue has began.

“Everybody world wide thinks he scratched the ball. All he was, was a little bit of a lazy captain and let issues run in his crew that he wasn’t conscious of,” Healy opined.

Tempo ace Pat Cummins has been touted as Australia’s subsequent Check captain following his current appointment as the only real vice-captain after beforehand sharing the function with Travis Head.

Healy feels the speedster needs to be handed the reigns within the white-ball codecs to achieve expertise earlier than doubtlessly main the Australian Check facet.

“I feel we should always strive Pat Cummins briefly kind video games. Give him a style and get his suggestions on how he may cope, that may be a great way to start out.”

The final time a speedster captained Australia was Ray Lindwall in a Check in opposition to India in 1956.



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