With the ball-tapping controversy on South African soil and the ban on captaincy after that, Steve Smith does not want to take over the responsibilities of leadership again. He even told the media that his captaincy is a past affair. But Smith will not miss the captaincy.
If Australia plays the first ODI against India under the captaincy of Smith, that team will have changed four captains in five ODIs. Limited-overs captain Aaron Finch announced his retirement during the series against New Zealand in September. Cummins was announced as his replacement. Josh Hazlewood led the Aussies after Cummins was rested for the second ODI against England in November. As Hazlewood missed the tour of India due to injury, this time Smith was announced as Australia’s ODI captain. If you are going to see… even though Smith said that he does not want the captaincy… it seems that Smith’s captaincy is wrong for Australia.
Steve Smith (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Illies, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.