Smith: Finch is still the T20 captain


Australia Test and ODI skipper Steve Smith will be leading the side in Cardiff, but says he has no intention of taking on the T20 role as well, as the job belongs to Aaron Finch.

Finch is not available for the one-off T20 against England on Monday, only recently back from injury, so Smith will captain the side. He says all three formats are not on the cards.

When asked if he'd be leading the T20 side from now on, Smith said: "No, it's Finchy's team actually.

"It takes a bit of weight off my shoulders, I guess, in this form of the game.

"Finchy is going to lead this team going forward, (this match is a) one off for me going forward."

Smith could become the vice-captain though, but he's not sure if he will, or if David Warner, his vice-captain in other formats, will get the job in the shortest one too.

Smith added of the deputy role: "I don't know … I'm not sure if they've actually appointed a vice-captain for that.

"So (it's a) one off here in Cardiff (and) hopefully we can get another win."

One man who will likely not have any part to play is former T20 skipper George Bailey, who has reportedly decided to step away from the T20 game entirely, and focus on ODIs and getting his Test place back.