Australian cricketer Steve Smith was not part of the team’s project in the recently-concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at home.
The Men in Yellow finished third on the Group 1 points table with 3 wins, 1 defeat and 1 no result. Unfortunately, they missed out on making it to the semis owing to a poor Net Run Rate.
On the other hand, England that had better NRR qualified for the semis. England went on to beat India in the semis and Pakistan in the finals to win their second title.
Meanwhile, Australia’s talismanic batsman Steve Smith has picked top five players in the world currently, according to Fox Cricket.
The short list is dominated by Indians. Smith picked two players from India, one player from Australia, England and South Africa respectively.
Steve Smith Picks Top 5 Players In The World Currently
The two players from India are none other than run-machine Virat Kohli and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Virat Kohli recently finished T20 WC 2022 with 296 runs including 4 fifties.
Kohli was the leading run-getter in the eighth edition of the showpiece event. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the marquee event with an injury.
Steve Smith went on to pick England international and former England’s Test captain Joe Root as one of the top five players in the world in the present era.
After that, he went on to pick his teammate Pat Cummins in the list. Cummins has been delivering the goods with the ball while also contributing to the team with the bat.
The Australian cricketer picked South Africa’s paceman Kagiso Rabada in the list. Rabada has been one of the consistent pacers for Proteas for a long time now.
Steve Smith’s top five players in the world:
Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Ravindra Jadeja