After Smith’s two-year leadership ban ended on Sunday, one common question raised was ‘Could Steve Smith ever captain Australia again?
In 2018, while a tour of South Africa, Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft involved in ball-tampering and were suspended from cricket.
Smith was aware of the scheme going to happened that was cooked to use sandpaper to doctor the ball and he did nothing to stop this from happening.
With this incident, Smith banned from cricket for one year from the date 29 March 2018 and with a further extension of suspension from leading Australia in all the formats of the game.
Now, he could return back to the captaincy as the suspension period is over. The current Test skipper is Tim Paine and limited-overs is Aaron Finch.
The 35-year-old Paine clued that he may end his Test career and Smith after returning to the team, as a batsman showing his talent who flourished in his previous role.
Smith tried to ignore all those questions that have raise about his returning to the role of Australia’s Test captain.
In November 2019, while speaking to press he said “As a captain, I had made better records than when I’m not. The pressure at that point doesn’t bother me but at this point, I’m not thinking about captaincy any other roles. I’m enjoying whatever I’m doing and I’m much comfortable with it.”