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The Ashes: Look ahead to helping Pat Cummins, happy to return to management, says Steve Smith

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The Ashes: Steve Smith mentioned that it’s nice to be returning to a management position inside the workforce after he was introduced as Australia’s new Test vice-captain with quick bowler Pat Cummins introduced as captain. Smith returned to a management position in Australia as vice-captain to Pat Cummins. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmith was Australia’s captain between 2015 and 2018Cummins replaces Tim Paine as captain of the workforceSmith was skipper the final time the Ashes was performed in AustraliaSteve Smith has returned to a management position inside the Australian workforce and he mentioned that he’s trying ahead to helping new captain Pat Cummins in any method he can. Smith was introduced as vice-captain of the Australian Test workforce on Friday whereas Cummins was made captain.

“I am pleased to return to the leadership of the team and look forward to helping and assisting Pat in any way I can. Pat and I have played together for a long time, so we know our respective styles well,” mentioned Smith.Smith had succeeded Michael Clarke as Australia’s captain in all codecs in 2015. He was captain of the workforce when England final toured the nation for the Ashes. However, his captaincy got here to an abrupt finish in 2018 amidst the Newlands ball-tampering scandal which resulted in him and David Warner being banned from all cricket for a 12 months.Smith has since made a profitable comeback to the Australian workforce, scoring a whopping 774 runs and serving to Australia retain the Ashes in 2019 in what was his first Test sequence for the reason that ban. He was additionally a part of the squad that received the T20 World Cup this 12 months.”I’ve been in a position for the last few years playing as a leader. Now to have the opportunity to be standing here next to Patrick with a formal title, I feel very honoured,” mentioned Smith.Smith and Cummins’ first job can be to guide Australia within the upcoming Ashes which begins in Brisbane on December 8.”I think they’re (England) a very strong squad. I think England have some quality players. They’ve got a well rounded side and I think it makes for an exciting series. We’re chomping at the bit to get out there,” mentioned Smith.Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.