Australia’s captain without a deputy
Australia have not named a vice-captain for the Gabba Test, partially due to the fear it would create expectations of a succession plan for Michael Clarke’s eventual departure.
The absence of the official vice-captain, Shane Watson, due to injury has left the Australians without a nominated second-in-command for the first Test against South Africa, but Ricky Ponting is expected to take control should Clarke have to leave the field.
Brad Haddin served as vice-captain during last summer’s home Tests against New Zealand and India in Watson’s absence. David Warner was later installed as the…
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