Steve Smith has achieved remarkable success as the captain of Australia so far. The recent 2-0 series victory over New Zealand away from home took Australia to the pinnacle of the ICC Test rankings and that has to be a fabulous achievement for a young captain like Steve Smith. Smith, recently found an admirer in former great Steve Waugh, who was impressed by Smith’s astute leadership.

“I think it’s a real positive sign he admits things haven’t gone exactly as he’d like them to go and he’s learning from his mistakes, which is a great sign as a leader,” Waugh said. “You’re not always going to get it right first up. He plays with a lot of passion and enthusiasm and perhaps last week he may have crossed that line. “And he recognises that, which is a really important step for him to take as a leader.” “I think he’s done a really fantastic job, guys want to play with him, he leads by example and the last 12 months he really hasn’t put a foot wrong,” Waugh said.

Waugh also spoke about Australia’s chances in the upcoming World T20 in India and said, “Australia is definitely in with a chance to win the tournament, a good chance, but India right now would be pretty comfortable with where they’re sitting.” “The subcontinent teams on the turning slow pitches of India will probably hold a significant advantage. I think India are probably the firm favourites, but anything is possible. “If you get some momentum going into the bigger games and one or two of your key players finding form then it is possible for any team to win the World T20,” he concluded.




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