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Steven Smith named Australia`s new Test captain

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.

Steven Smith named Australia`s new Test captain

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.

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