Melbourne: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor believes that the Ball Tampering case in 2018 will never be completely submerged and its recent headlines will hurt Steve Smith’s hopes of regaining the Test captaincy. .
Steve Smith lost captaincy
Steve Smith was dismissed from captaincy for being involved in ‘Sandpaper Gate’ and was banned for a year. He had recently expressed his desire to take over the reins of Australia and was supported by current Test captain Tim Paine.
Bencroft refreshes ‘wounds’
This case, however, made headlines recently when Cameron Bancroft, who faced a 9-month ban for being involved in the incident, said that the use of sandpaper on the ball during the Cape Town Test against South Africa Whether one was aware of the bowlers or not, one can understand themselves.
‘Difficult to regain captaincy for Smith’
Mark Taylor told Sports Sunday, ‘It won’t help. There is no doubt that it will hurt his chances because I am sure that most people associated with the game would like this matter to end, but it will not end like that. There is no doubt that the atmosphere is building for Steve Smith to be a possible captain, there is no doubt about that.
Taylor supported those 4 bowlers
Pat Cummins, Jose Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who were part of the Australian team during that series, recently issued a joint statement seeking to put an end to speculation in the context of that episode. Taylor also supported these 4 bowlers from Australia. Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, however, criticized Cricket Australia for not investigating the case and trying to suppress it.