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Steve Smith, new captain of Australia after Michael Clarke

Australia all rounder Steve Smith has been named as Test captain after a hamstring injury of Michael Clarke, who have to take a break. Smith will be Australia's 45th Test captain when he leads the team for the 2nd Test against India at Brisbane. Wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin was named as the deputy for Clarke for the series and even took over the captaincy in the 1st test on final day when Clarke was forced off the field. But, the selectors felt that it was the right time to give a chance to younger player to lead the team. The hamstring injury to Clarke was severe and could be career-threatening as he revealed after the Adelaide Test. Brad Haddin done an exceptional job as vice-captain and he will provide strong support to Steve just as he has done for Michael said Australia cricket chairman Marsh.We have felt that it is time to take a longer-term view and give a young player this chance," added Marsh. Smith previously captained Sydney sixers in big bash league.


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