Mitchell Johnson says David Warner, Steve Smith should not be made Australia captains
By SMCS - Sep 17, 2022 10:40 am
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Former fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that Pat Cummins may not be able to handle the workload of leading Australia in all three formats. However, last year, Cummins took over the Test captaincy from Tim Paine after the latter found himself tangled in controversy as well.

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David Warner rested for India tour

Meanwhile, recently, Aaron Finch announced his retirement from ODIs and Australia are in need to find his successor as well in the 50-over format. Johnson has also said that Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, and Cameron Green are options for the Australian captaincy as well.

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“Pat Cummins (Test skipper) may not able to do all formats. It might be too much workload for him, but then I look and check who is available,” Johnson was quoted as saying to PTI. “The selectors have someone in mind may be Glenn Maxwell. Cameron Green would also be a good choice if you are looking the future but there is already a heavy workload for him as an all-rounder. Travis Head is there but he needs to be more consistent.”

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Steve Smith scored a century

However, he was of the opinion that Australia would be better off not handing captaincy duty to Steve Smith or David Warner. Johnson has also said that Smith and Warner may not be great options for captaincy now as well as they are in the second half of their career.

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“Both Warner and Smith should not be captains. No issue with them being advisors of the team which they already are. I don’t see why this needs to be brought up all over again, it brings back the old stuff (the scandal). They are also towards the end of their careers so it should be someone who has got more time in the game,” Mitchell Johnson concluded.