Steve Smith: The Australian cricket team will be heading to India next month for a highly-anticipated four-match Test series against the Indian team. The series will be the final of the World Test Championship, and both teams will be looking to come out on top.
One of the key players for the Australian team will be Steve Smith, who has been in top form in the Big Bash League. However, the batsman recently revealed that he is suffering from a little stiffness in his back.
Steve Smith, former captain of Australia and one of the best batsmen in the world, is currently playing in the Big Bash League for the Sydney Sixers.
However, he recently acknowledged that he has been experiencing some stiffness in his back, which caused him to end his practice routine early on Saturday. Despite this, he is confident that he will be able to recover in time for the upcoming Test series against India.
Steve Smith Statement:
Smith stated, “I just had some spasming this afternoon. I struggle to get upright. I can bend (forward) all right, but getting into an extension is not ideal. It probably helped me in my batting, and kept me a bit lower. It’s a bit stiff, but hopefully, I pull up okay. I’m pretty certain we’ll be all right.”
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The Australian team is set to travel to India for the highly-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, which begins on February 9th in Nagpur. Smith’s ability to play spin will be crucial for the team, especially considering Australia’s record in India.
In addition to Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja are also in good form, having scored runs in recent matches.
Australia’s recent success in the Test series against West Indies and South Africa has also added to the team’s confidence. However, the team will have to deal with the absence of fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who is likely to miss the first match of the series.
Lance Morris Debut
This could mean that Lance Morris, a young fast bowler known for his express pace, could make his debut for the team.
Despite the challenges the team will face, Smith is determined to perform well and help the team achieve success in the series.
He said, “I just came here to play and enjoy myself and help the Sixers have success. In my first three knocks, I’ve batted nicely in all of them. I feel like I’m in a good place at the top of the order. It’s a place I think most people probably enjoy batting. It’s been really enjoyable so far.”
Also, according to sources, the Australian cricket team is planning to hold a brief training camp in Bangalore before the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy series against India in February and March.