The 33-year-old modern-day batting great Steve Smith is confident that he will completely recover from his grumbly hip injury before the Test series opener between Australia and West Indies.
Pat Cummins-led Australia National Cricket Team and Kraigg Brathwaite-led West Indies National Cricket Team are all set to lock horns in a two-match Test series. The first Test will be played from November 30 to December 4 in Perth and the second Test will be held in Adelaide from December 8 to December 12.
Australian Test vice-captain Smith, who didn’t play a significant role in the practice session on Sunday, got into a tangle with his pso-rite, a device used by athletes to loosen psoas muscles. While talking about the incident, Steve Smith said (as quoted by India Today):
“It was just me being just silly, to be honest. I was hitting myself in the psoas, trying to loosen that up and I got a little low and I hit a little nerve or something. My hip is a little bit grumbly…but all will be fine.”
Steve Smith Opens Up On Change In His Batting Technique
Steve Smith performed brilliantly in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against England. During the series, the modern-day batting great was seen adopting a different batting technique, he looked still at the crease and his back-and-across movement was not seen. While talking about the change, Steve Smith said:
“The reason for the changes in long-form cricket, I felt as if I was getting a bit too front-on on the back foot. If you’re too front on you can follow the ball if it nips away from you. Or you’re not getting into positions that are where I wanted to be to leave the ball as well.
“Where I’ve got to right now is the ultimate for me. I feel like I don’t have to work as hard to access the offside with my body and my hands. I can just play with a nice flow.”