Australian run machine Steve Smith has challenged the deadly Indian fast bowling unit to bring out the short stuff in the upcoming tent test series, saying he’s had a lot to do with it in his life. According to the former captain, trying bowling against him would work in Australia’s favor. “If teams try to get me out of this way, it’s probably a big advantage to the team, because it takes a lot of people’s bodies to fall short all the time,” Smith told News Corp.
‘I’ve had a lot of short bowling in my life and I haven’t had too much stress with it. I think we’ll just wait and see. ‘
Against New Zealand in the 2019-2020 season, Smith was fired four times by left arm pacer Neil Wagner, as the Kiwi consistently attacked the batsman with short deliveries aimed at his body.
However, Smith still managed to average nearly 43 in the three games and carried the bowlers with his tenacious approach to the center, helping the others on the runs.
“They aren’t dramas to me. I just play the game and list the conditions, how they try to get me out and counter that,” Smith said.
He acknowledged that Wagner performed well, but others may not be able to replicate that.
“I mean, a few different oppositions have tried and they certainly found it harder to (execute) like Wagner did. He has a great set of skills where his speeds go up and down … everything is between your ribs and you. head. “
Indians will play three ODIs, three T20s and four Tests starting November 27. The ODI and T20 series will be played in Sydney and Canberra from November 27 to December 8.
The highly anticipated Test Series kicks off with the Day-Night Test in Adelaide from December 17th.
The Indian attack will feature Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami in lead roles.
The tourists will turn to Ishant Sharma as he recovers from the side injury sustained at the IPL.
Umesh Yadav and the promising Navdeep Saini are also part of India’s test team.
Smith was not part of the previous series between the two teams, as he is serving his one-year suspension for the scandal with the ball.
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