Steve Smith is expected to become the third youngest skipper in Australian Test history.
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Steve Smith is expected to be named Australia captain for the remainder of the Test series against India, replacing the injured Michael Clarke.
Touted as a long-term successor of Clarke, Smith is expected to be named skipper ahead of the second Test in Brisbane which begins on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old will become the third youngest Test captain after Ian Craig and Kim Hughes.
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin had been widely tipped to be given the role, however the selectors have taken a different approach despite Clarke’s backing of the 37-year-old.
Smith has captained New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield and the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash and comes into the second Test on the back of a brilliant unbeaten 162 in the first innings of the Adelaide Test.