Hours after Steve Smith said he would be willing to lead Australia once again, coach Justin Langer has said that the side is in good hands with Tim Paine and Aaron Finch as the skipper and "there is no captaincy position available".
Justin Langer said it was "really slack" on Australia's behalf to maintain a slow over-rate during the Melbourne Test against India.
Steve Smith backed Australia head coach Justin Langer, who has come under the scanner after the team's defeat to India in the Border-Gavaskar Series.
Australia head coach Justin Langer said he cannot "ignore" the reports that some players in the camp were frustrated with his coaching style and said it is a "wake-up call".
Australia vs India: According to the report, Aussie cricketers have developed an affinity for assistant coach Andrew McDonald, who they feel is more approachable. Justin Langer refuted claims that his relationship with players has degraded.
India vs Australia: Justin Langer, Australia coach, said the team learnt to never understimate India after the visitors made a resounding comeback from the 36 all out in Adelaide to win the series 2-1.
Will Pucovski suffered a shoulder subluxation injury in the Sydney Test and his participation in the fourth and final Test against India hangs in the balance.
India vs Australia: Justin Langer came out in defence of Tim Paine and Steven Smith after they copped criticism for bad behaviour during the Sydney Test.
Australia coach Justin Langer suggested Wednesday the delayed Indian Premier League was to blame for so many injuries marring Australia's blockbuster series' with India.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 52 after pulling Pat Cummins straight to fine leg.