Aussies resort to multiple captains

Jamie Dwyer was the skipper in Australia’s first match here against England while Mark Knowles led the team against India.

On Thursday, it was the turn of Liam de Young to wear the arm band.
“We have a leadership group, with players who have good leadership qualities. I think that will benefit the team, bringing in different ideas,” said Charlesworth, after his team brushed South Africa aside 12-0.

Both Dwyer and Knowles echoed Charlesworth’s views. “We have a group of three here – myself, Liam and Jamie – who will rotate as the captain. It means a different voice is heard in the team. We used the same methods at the Champions Trophy in December,” said Knowles.

“It’s a good move, it eases the pressure on one person. We can take turns attending press conferences and sharing other responsibilities,” said Dwyer, who had been conferred with the World Player of the Year award in 2009.

Indian coach Jose Brasa is a known supporter of the multiple captain theory and had even suggested four vice-captains for the World Cup team, a move that was shot down quickly.
Spain is another team using multiple captains here with Pol Amat and Rodrigo Garza being their designated leaders during their campaign has brought them two wins so far.

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