BRISBANE: Legendary wicketkeeper Ian Healy desires 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.
Smith and vice-captain David Warner had resigned within the aftermath of the scandal through the Cape City Take a look at in opposition to South Africa in March 2018 and since then Tim Paine has been on the helm of the Take a look at workforce.
Aaron Finch has dealt with the limited-overs management.
“In 12 to 18 months from now, I would like him to do it, provided that he desires to, as a result of it is an opportunity for redemption,” Healy informed ‘SEN Radio’.
“I would like him to guide strongly, grow to be 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 recent captaincy dialogue has began.
“Everybody all over the world thinks he scratched the ball. All he was, was a little bit of a lazy captain and let issues run in his workforce that he wasn’t conscious of,” Healy opined.
Tempo ace Pat Cummins has been touted as Australia’s subsequent Take a look at captain following his latest appointment as the only vice-captain after beforehand sharing the position with Travis Head.
Healy feels the speedster must be handed the reigns within the white-ball codecs to achieve expertise earlier than probably main the Australian Take a look at facet.
“I believe we should always strive Pat Cummins briefly type video games. Give him a style and get his suggestions on how he would possibly cope, that might be a great way to begin.”
The final time a speedster captained Australia was Ray Lindwall in a Take a look at in opposition to India in 1956.