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Mahela Jayawardene wondered on Twitter whether previous Australia captains would have left a tour early, as Steven Smith has done. . Graeme Smith has echoed those sentiments publicly. Angelo Mathews was typically diplomatic, but as he prepares to play a side led by David Warner now, even he admits to being perplexed.I think they have their own player management system, but honestly, if it was me, I wouldnt have [left], because its a tough tour, Mathews said. You need the captain alongside the playing XI. They decided to rest him - well, I dont think we as players have any issues with that.Smiths own team-mates have - not surprisingly - been more understanding of his departure, despite the ODI series still hanging in the balance. Warner said regular breaks for players were required because of crickets hectic modern schedules. Smith had also been leading Australia across all formats, taking over the ODI team after last years World Cup, and the Test and T20 sides since.I can feel for Steve and the amount of cricket he has been playing, Warner said. It is going to very, very tough with the scheduling these days to play all three forms and every single game possible. Players are getting rested here and there. Everyone has to adapt, and weve got [to remember] that everyone is human.While Warner attempts to fill the gap in leadership that Smith has left behind, Australia will also need to replace the man who has been ODI crickets most prolific run-scorer over the past year. Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh are in line to step into the XI. Warner suggested Smiths output makes a break from cricket particularly well-deserved.The stats he has on the board, runs-wise and the worlds best batter and player, I think he deserves a break whether or not it was during the series or before the series.There were times there when I may have been leaning towards having a break and then you have a bit of misfortune by getting injured and that has sort of been my freshen-up. [Warner broke a finger while fielding in June, and missed the end of the tri-series in the West Indies.]Warner is set to become Australias 23rd ODI captain, and said it had not been in his wildest dreams to lead the side. I feel honoured and thrilled, he said. Im really pumped to get out there, help the guys and lead from the front.Though he has never led a national side, Warner has had captaincy success in the IPL, leading Sunrisers Hyderabad to this years title. Allrounder James Faulkner, who plays for the Gujarat Lions IPL franchise, suggested that experience would assist Warners captaincy at the international level.Davids got lot of experience in all three formats - in IPL and BBL as well, Faulkner said. I know one thing - that he is pretty honest, and hes going to back each and every one of us. Much as the same with Smithy - very good leaders. They let their presence be felt in the middle. Im sure David will fill the position really well. . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. 2 Bowlers who reached 20 five-wicket hauls in fewer Tests than Ashwins 39. Sydney Barnes had taken those many in 25 Tests and Clarrie Grimmett in 37 Tests. The previous quickest among India bowlers was Harbhajan Singh in 59 Tests.5 Five-wicket hauls for Ashwin against New Zealand - the most by any India bowler. Only one spinner has taken more than five such hauls against New Zealand - six by Derek Underwood. Ashwin has four six-wicket hauls.35 Ashwins strike rate against New Zealand - best by an India bowler against any opposition taking 25 or more wickets.8 Instances of New Zealands No. 4 and 5 both bagging ducks in a Test innings. Ross Taylor and Luke Ronchi were the two batsmen to score 0 in this innings. New Zealands only other such instance since 2000 was in Brisbane in 2011-12.11.40 Taylors average in this series - the worst by any New Zealand No. 4 batsman in series of three or more Tests. His scores so far have been 0, 17, 36, 4 and 0. This is also the first series where he has got out for a duck twice. This was his sixth duck since 2015 - joint-most by any player batting in the top-seven positions.2013Last instance of a century partnership by visiting openers in Tests in India prior to Martin Guptill and Tom Lathams 1188-run stand, by Ed Cowan and David Warner in Mohali. Since then, there had been just one fifty-plus stand in 18 innings for visitors.3 Number of times Ashwin has got Kane Williamson in this series, in three innings. He had got him only once in three innings before this series and only once in 12 innings in all international matches. In his 12 Test innings in India, Williamson has got out to spinners 10 times and twice to fast bowlers.241 Runs scored by James Neesham against India, in just three innings. He had made 33 and 137 not out on his Test debut in Wellington in 2013-14 before adding another 71 in the first innings of this match. Against other teams, he has accumulated only 442 runs in 15 innings at average of 29.46.2010 Last time an overseas opener scored three or more fifty-plus scores in a series of three or fewer Tests in India before Tom Latham in this series - Shane Watson. The only other opener to do so in the last 50 years was Matthew Hayden in 2001-02 series. 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