Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood feels that any one of the established Test bowling attack could be candidates for the vice-captaincy.
The selectors have yet to name a deputy to Tim Paine but have several months before the next Test assignment for the Baggy Green.
The quick feels that the bowlers are natural choices for leadership roles whereas the batsmen are largely an inexperienced group.
Hazlewood, speaking to News Corp, said: “A lot of the batters are starting off or at different parts of their careers.
“The bowling attack is steady and we’ve all pretty much cemented our spots in the team.”
Hazlewood feels that whether he has a title next to his name or not he will be a leader in the Test set up.
“I think leadership comes pretty naturally to me,” said Hazlewood.
“Even over the last couple of years, it’s become a very different team to when I started and I’ve become a leader pretty early on in my career.
“Whether the VC title is next to our name isn’t going to change too much with how we go about things as a bowling unit working with Painey … but we’re obviously open to it and we’ll see what happens.”
No domestic cricket can take place until at least August.
An expanded training group of up to 45 is due to be named on Friday.
The governing body still aims to stage a shortened domestic season.
Professional cricket is on hold until at least July 1.
The tournament is scheduled to start on October 18 until November 15 in Australia.
Hales lost his squad berth in last year’s World Cup triumph after news broke that he had failed a second test for recreational drugs.
Brown’s 489 first-class appearances for Gloucestershire put him seventh on the club’s all-time list.