Smith, at 31, is still young enough to take over again and said he was a different person to the one that allowed a toxic environment to flourish under his watch.
Justin Langer says Australia were 'really slack' to lose World Test Championship final spot due to slow over-rate
Australia were fined four WTC points for being two overs behind in the second Test of the four-match series.
Cricket Australia defends Tim Paine, says commentary on his future as Test skipper 'wide of the mark'
Though Paine did well with the bat, his captaincy and his performance behind the stumps attracted criticism in the wake of a heartbreaking 1-2 defeat against India in the four-match Test series.
Wade will join Australia's Twenty20 squad on their tour of New Zealand as vice-captain to the out-of-form Aaron Finch.
England would be touring India for a four-match Test series, beginning on February 5, followed by five T20 Internationals and three ODIs.
"I can't believe the fallout from this Test is his captaincy, that's just an absolute joke," Handscomb told reporters.
Paine's performance behind the wickets and his tactics as captain in the just-concluded Test series against India which Australia lost 1-2 were severely criticised by former players.
India vs Australia: Former wicketkeeper Ian Healy questions Tim Paine's captaincy and team's commitment after series loss
"They (Australians) played without real commitment. They weren't right in the contest often enough. There weren't hungry to convert 60 runs to 130 runs with individual totals," Healy said.
Inexperience can sometimes be a virtue.
India vs Australia: Aussies have reason to be hurt more by battered India's audacity than series loss
At the end of the Test, Australia head coach Justin Langer said never ever ever underestimate Indians. That is what Australians learnt. But there is something more Indians taught. That in life or sports, never ever ever overestimate your opponent either. Believe.
India vs Australia: Shane Warne feels Test series loss would result in 'huge fallout' in Australian team
Shane Warne said Australians failed to grab their chances in the Test series.
Pant, who won many admirers for his fearless and mature batting, has 691 points in his kitty. South Africa's Quinton de Kock (677) is the next best wicket-keeper batsman in the list in the 15th position.
India vs Australia: 'Captaincy has been really good,' Brett Lee, Michael Clarke defend Tim Paine after series loss
Tim Paine, who took over from Steve Smith in 2018 after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, is copping criticism for not only the 1-2 defeat but also for his sloppy work behind the stumps.
India vs Australia: Visitors won all big moments in every Test and Aussies fell short, says Ricky Ponting
Hit by a spate of injuries, India competed without many key players, yet downed Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test at the Gabba, a month after the Adelaide debacle where they scored their lowest Test score of 36.
Mohammed Siraj is the find of the series and he was the most impressive of all. He had suffered a lot before shining the brightest.
We’ve always known this is more than a game for India. Today, we knew, if ever it was in doubt, that this is more than a team.
India vs Australia: 'I certainly want to keep leading this team', says Aussie captain Tim Paine after series loss
Paine also came under heavy criticism from a number of former players over his bowling changes, field placings and his decisions on when to declare.
With Paine, at 36, reaching the fag end of his career, a fresh captaincy discussion has started
India vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 4, Full Cricket Score: Play abandoned due to rain; visitors need 324 runs to win
Alright, so the play has been abandoned on Day 4 due to rain. It is still pouring at Gabba. We have lost around 27 overs again today, with one more day to go and even if we start half an hour early, we won't be able to see recovering these overs tomorrow. So India need to bat out 98 overs tomorrow. They are 4/0 currently. Australia batted well to set India a target of 328 earlier. Siraj completed his first five-for and let this day be just about him and the Indian bowlers. They were seen as an inexperienced attack, and no one hoped a lot from them, they were rather expected to struggle but Siraj led from the front, Natarajan bowled with heart, Thakur showed his first-class experience and Saini bowled in second innings despite groin injury, Sundar kept picking wickets and kept it tight from one end as lone spinner. Magnificent day for India with the ball in hand. Theyhave picked 20 wickets in the game. See you tomorrow at 4 am IST. Expect a hard day of Test cricket from the two teams. Till then, take care and good-bye.
India vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Harris, Warner guide hosts to 20/0 at stumps
A day of resilience for India. Half centurions Shardul and Sundar showed great maturity and character. India will be mighty pleased after managing 336. Australia just marginally ahead with a lead by 54 runs at the end of day’s play. Both their openers will take guard tomorrow. ‘ We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us early morning tomorrow for Day 4’s coverage. Adios!