The Courier-Mail

Warner to get the nod as the new

- BEN HORNE

SELECTORS have recommende­d to the Cricket Australia board that David Warner be the new Test and ODI vice-captain.

National selector Rod Marsh refused to reveal the name of the candidate put forward, however The CourierMai­l understand­s it is Warner.

It is anticipate­d the Cricket Australia board would rubberstam­p the appointmen­t.

The fact George Bailey is in the one-day squad for the post-Ashes series yet is no longer vice-captain as he was at the World Cup is proof a change is in the works.

Marsh said the presence of experience­d leaders Bailey and Shane Watson in the one- day set up was crucial support for Steve Smith as he begins his reign as Australian captain.

However, if Warner is the man selectors have in their sights to step up as Test vicecaptai­n for October’s Test tour of Bangladesh, it would make sense that he also fulfil the role in the 50-over format as well starting on August 27.

Warner was deputy for a

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