Australian cricketer Peter Nevill has been named as full-time Captain of New South Wales, confirmed by the NSW coach Phil Jaques on Tuesday (26 June). He will lead the Blues in the absence of banned Steve Smith in the JLT One-Day Cup and Sheffield Shield this season.
As per reports in cricket.com.au, NSW coach Phil Jaques said, “Peter has shown for some time that he is a quality leader on and off the field. His experience for Australia and decade of hard cricket at first-class level gives him the foundation to continue building on the successful tradition of NSW.”
Jaques further said that the wicket-keeper Peter is a great role model for all our players “in the way he goes about his work and helps every player to be the best they can be.”
Meanwhile, Smith and David Warner, who also represents NSW, are serving 12-month bans for their involvement in the ball-tampering saga in South Africa, will only able to play in the Sheffield Shield final, as their suspensions expire on March 28 next year, the same date the Shield final starts.
Peter said that the NSW wants Smith and Warner to help as much as they're available to do. He signed off by saying, “Having that kind of knowledge around the place as well is only going to help up-skill some of these young guys and also some of our more experienced guys, you can always learn by talking about the game with people who know the game inside out, and those two definitely fit in that category.”