Smith will captain for the first time in India after sand paper scandal
Steve Smith will lead Australia for the first time against India in Test cricket after the Sand Paper Gate incident on South Africa tour in 2018. After the ball-tampering controversy in 2018, Smith was banned for one year from playing cricket, while there was a two-year ban for becoming captain.
Although when his ban was over, he was not given the captaincy of the team, but he was definitely given the vice-captaincy. Since then, he has captained his national team only twice, against England and the West Indies, in which he also led Australia to victory by a large margin.
Smith was the captain in 2017 on India tour
Steve Smith has an excellent record as captain against India. The last time he was captain in Test matches against India in the year 2017. His performance on this tour was also excellent. Although the Australian team lost the series 2-1 in 2017, but looking at his personal performance, he was much better than the rest. He scored 499 runs on this tour.
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