Sydney: Cricketer Steven Smith was Friday named Australia`s new Test captain to replace Michael Clarke, who will retire after the current Ashes series, Cricket Australia said.
David Warner, 28, will be the Test team`s vice-captain.
"When Michael made his decision to retire last week it was a very straightforward decision for us to nominate Steve as his successor," chief national selector Rod Marsh said in a statement.
"He has big shoes to fill but everything about him suggests he is the right man for the job. At 26, he is a fine young man with extraordinary talent, excellent leadership qualities and a terrific temperament."
Smith will also be Australia`s T20 captain during their tour of the British Isles due to Aaron Finch`s injury.