Australia skipper Tim Paine backs Steve Smith’s return to captaincy
Australia captain Tim Paine has finally broken his silence over whether Steve Smith will again lead the Aussies once the ban ends in March. He claimed he would be fully supportive if Smith returns to captaincy. Smith had led the team until he was suspended for 12 months following the ball-tampering sandpaper scandal in Cape Town last year. Part of his punishment included a further year-long ban from any leadership.