Sify – [Australia], Jan 29 (ANI): Australian skipper Steve Smith said that he has no intention to step down from the one-day captaincy despite his recent struggles during the side’s 4-1 defeat in the five-match ODI series against England.

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  • [Australia], Jan 29 (ANI): Australian skipper Steve Smith said that he has no intention to step down from the one-day captaincy despite his recent struggles during the side’s 4-1 defeat in the five-match ODI series against England.
  • However, Smith was exactly opposite in the ODI format, failing to pass half-century in five innings as England’s impressive 50-over side bounced back from Ashes defeat to thrash the hosts in the ODI leg of their tour.
  • Under Smith, Australia have won just two out of 13 one-day internationals in the past 12 months, but the skipper has quashed any talk of giving up ODI captaincy.
  • Smith has been rested from the 14-man national squad for the upcoming T20 tri-series against England and New Zealand due to the tight turnaround between it and the Test tour of South Africa.
  • Reflecting on the same, Smith said he was hopeful Warner would be fine to carry on uninterrupted despite being the only Australian player to be a part of the international squad in all three formats.


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