Last Update on: February 28th, 2023 at 04:32 pm
Australian Cricket Team have been outplayed in all the 3 facets of the match where they lost the first 2 Test Matches within 3 days. Skipper Steven Smith (*3rd Test Match) hasn’t been able to perform according to his credentials. It would be interesting to see whether the burden of captaincy affects Steven Smith’s natural game.
Ravichandran Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja have been able to fox Steven Smith with their variations. The Men in Blue would be aware of the 2017 BGT Series where Steven Smith (*as a skipper) struck 3 centuries and was dominating the terms. It won’t be a surprise if Smith bats at the No.3 position where he has tasted success.
Brett Lee on Steven Smith
Brett Lee was seen speaking on his YouTube channel and made a remark on Steven Smith.
“I’m expecting a big one from Steven Smith, maybe 100 in this next Test, or the one after because I think that he’s coming off some really, really good form. He found his feet a little bit in the first Test match even though he didn’t get any big scores. But once again, I actually believe he’s due for a big one.” said Brett Lee.
” So hopefully for Australia, they pay off the positive momentum that Steve Smith brings to the team. As I mentioned, coming off a bit of a purple patch back in Australia, fresh off the BBL with a wonderful series, and just the way he’s looking at the nets but also to the way he is looked at the middle in very tough conditions. Watch out for Steven Smith. He’s due for a big one hopefully for Australia.” he added.
Great Chance for India
The pacers Mohammed Shami & Mohammed Siraj will come into play in the 3rd Test Match at Indore. There are some reports that state that the Indore pitch will have a good tinge of grass. Head Coach Rahul Dravid & Skipper Rohit Sharma might bring back Jaydev Unadkat into the side as he creates disturbing angles for the batters.
All eyes would be on Shreyas Iyer as the right-handed batter didn’t have a good outing in the 2nd Test match after injury. The management has a massive conundrum as KL Rahul has received a lot of flak for his below-par scores. It looks likely that KL Rahul will get another chance as Dravid & Rohit have come into his support.