In such a situation, it is clear from the way Smith is batting that this is not good news at all for Team India. Because if a batsman like Smith bats with his form, then he takes great care of the bowlers. In such a situation, the Indian team will have to make a different strategy for Smith so that his bat can be curbed.
Also scored centuries against South Africa and West Indies
Not only T20, if we look at Smith’s recent performance, he also scored runs in the three-Test series against South Africa. Smith scored 231 runs in three Tests against South Africa, including a century. Apart from the century, Smith also played a half-century innings of 85 runs.
At the same time, before South Africa, against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, Smith did a great job of scoring a century and a double century. In such a situation, it is expected that Smith will rock with his bat even on the tour of India.
Smith’s record in India
Steve Smith has always loved playing Test cricket in India. His record on Indian soil is also very good. Whenever he came here to play, runs came out of his bat. Between 2013 and 2017, Smith played a total of 6 Test matches against India in India, in which he scored 660 runs at an average of 60.00. During this, he has also played a total of three century innings. Smith’s highest score in India is an unbeaten 178 which he made in Ranchi.
At the same time, his record of playing against India in Australia has been even stronger. Smith has played a total of 8 Test matches against India in his country in which he has scored 1082 runs at an average of 83.23. During this, Smith has also scored a total of 5 centuries.
In such a situation, looking at these statistics of Smith, Indian bowlers will definitely have to be careful with him and try to prevent him from scoring runs by getting him out as soon as possible. Although, looking at the kind of form he is running in, it is not going to be that easy.
Border-Gavaskar series schedule
The Australian team has to play a four-Test series on the tour of India. The first match of the series will be played in Nagpur from February 9 to 13. While the second Test match will be played in Delhi from February 17 to 21, the third Test match will be played in Dharamshala from March 1 to 5. And the fourth and final match will be held in Ahmedabad from March 9 to 13.
After the Test series, both the teams will also play a three-match ODI series. The first ODI between the two teams will be played in Mumbai on March 17, while the second ODI will be played in Visakhapatnam on March 19 and the third ODI in Chennai on March 22.
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