India, March 30 -- Only a few hours after Australian batsman Steve Smith expressed his thoughts on being open to taking over the captaincy again should the need arise, head coach Justin Langer responded to his statement by saying Australian cricket is in safe hands with Tim Paine as Test captain and Aaron Finch as white-ball captain.

"We have two very good captains and two important competitions coming up -- an Ashes and a T20 World Cup. Our future looks good," Langer told the ABC.

"Despite the media chatter there is no captaincy position available," he added.

Former skipper Smith, for the first time on Monday, came out in the open to talk about his wish to lead the country's national cricket team again if given a chance.

"I've certai...