Waugh is favourite to become the new Test captain in place of Mark Taylor, who retired from international cricket last week. The batsman was established as Australia's one-day captain, but has missed most of the triangular series against England and Sri Lanka through injury.
The captaincy decision would have been more clear-cut had Warne not proved such an effective replacement in Waugh's absence. Australia have won six consecutive matches under Warne's captaincy. His attacking fields and extrovert leadership have been a revelation, and despite his modesty he admits he would relish the role of captain.
"I'd like to think I've a chance. I think I've grabbed my opportunity in the one-dayers and done a pretty good job," Warne said.Reuse content