Australia’s interim
T20 captain Matthew Wade on Monday said that batsman Steven Smith if given the
captaincy role again, would do a ‘great job’, PTI reported. Wade became the
captain in the second T20 International after Aaron Finch picked up a groin injury
during the opening game in Canberra.

Smith, who was
banned in 2018 for the ball-tampering scandal, is included in the plans for the
team-building options, Wade claimed.

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“We have so
many good leaders, I have been given the captaincy but we have got Smith, we
have got Moises (Henriques), who captains his BBL team. We have guys with a lot
of experience, there is a lot of discussions among the seniors but we are all
working together,” PTI quoted Wade as saying.

Wade further stated
that Aaron Finch being the captain, the team does good when Finch plays well. Smith,
too, Wade claimed will do great if given a chance as he has been a captain for
a “long time”.

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The 32-year-old Wade was dropped from Australia’s Test and T20 sides on
the eve of the 2017-18 Ashes but he regained his place for the Ashes last year
after piling up runs in the 2018-19 season for Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes.

“Yes, I’m 32, and I’ve been around a long time, but I see myself as
a completely different player. Matthew Wade, the guy that played as
wicketkeeper-batter, is a completely different player than the one that’s been
playing the last three years,” PTI quoted Wade as saying.

After his comeback, Wade scored two centuries in five tests in the Ashes