Matthew Hayden said that we’ve always had a very settled Australian captain with vast experience when you think back to the World Cups.
Matthew Hayden ahead of World Cup
“We’ve always had a very settled Australian captain with vast experience when you think back to the World Cups – Allan Border’s World Cup-winning effort here in India. He (had) lots of experience. It was a legacy captaincy, and you could go right down through the ages: Ricky Ponting, (and) Michael Clarke – all World Cup winners, and all (with) vast experience.“
Matthew further said that
“It’s got to help, there’s no doubt about it. But between the other characters like Steve Smith – you’ve seen how visible he is when Pat’s got the ball in his hand, he’s flapping around as he busily does anyway. But he has got a good wingman in Steve Smith as well, again with lots of experience. So, I’m not saying it’s a team captaincy, but I think it’s a solution that Australia’s got covered,” Hayden was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“Head and Warner, I think, are your key openers. Marsh can do a job. But in all conditions, when you look at the role that Marsh is going to play as an allrounder, I think a specialist opening a World Cup is important,” the former cricketer Matthew stated.
Steven Smith on his injury
“I did it at Lord’s. I don’t actually know the moment, it was when we were in the field. It wasn’t until that night I was like, ‘geez, what have I done here, it’s a bit sore’. I played the next game and then I had a cortisone [injection] before Old Trafford. I got back (to Australia) and I was like, ‘(It’s) still not quite right still can’t do a lot of things properly.’ Had another scan. There was a small tear in the tendon as well as a couple of other things,” Smith told Fox Cricket.