Sunday, 04 December 2022



LATEST NEWS Jai Inder Kaur thanks BJP leadership for appointing her as the State Vice President BJP to launch Mandal level awareness campaign across J&K on New Industrial Policy: Devender Singh Rana Police solves murder case within 24hrs in Budgam Dilbag Singh Chairs joint review meeting at Delta Force Headquarters Ramban Shemrock Senior Secondary celebrated Musical Soiree Sheikh Zayed Festival lights up the sky with“Together for the Future” 13KG Heroin Recovery Case: Punjab Police Arrests Two More Aides From Rajasthan Filmmaker Anand Gandhi Makes A Big Statement On The Block-Buster Hit ‘Kantara’ AGTF Arrests Main Shooter Of Bhupi Rana Gang From Barwala Anil Vij issued directions to the sub-inspector of the women's police station for not taking action in the rape case registered in Palwal International Day of Persons with Disability organised in Malout Shri Ram ji resides in every veins of the people : Anil Vij Like Punjab, youth of Gujarat will be given government jobs : Bhagwant Mann Anmol Gagan Maan Inaugurates 6th Military Literature Festival-2022 Harjot Singh Bains kicks off ‘Mission 100%: Give Your Best’ campaign CP appeals social media channels to act responsibly for maintaining peace & communal harmony GDC Kathua felicitates Alumnus Dr. Anju Bala Progress of CD Panchayat works reviewed in Rajouri International Day for Persons with Disabilities observed in Rajouri GDC Ramgarh organises cleanliness drive under My College My Pride campaign Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon conducts two day tour of Kishtwar


Am not as powerful as some others but some wickets entail timing the ball well : Steve Smith's veiled criticism of CA

Sports News, Cricket, Cricketer, Player, Bowler, Batsman, Steve Smith, Cameron Green

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Melbourne , 07 Oct 2022

Former Australia captain and top-order batter Steve Smith has said he might not be as "strong and powerful" as some other cricketers in the side like Cameron Green but his utility on home wickets cannot be underestimated as he can punch and time the ball really well.

Smith was not included in the playing XI in the opening T20I against the West Indies at Carrara on October 5, with young allrounder Green getting the nod for the game, despite the youngster not being a part of Australia's T20 World Cup 15-member squad.

The selectors' decision to drop Smith has invited a lot of criticism, with experts saying Cricket Australia is getting its priorities wrong ahead of the showpiece event, beginnng on October 16.Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke has lambasted the selectors for playing Green and leaving out Smith, who needs as much game time as possible in the lead-up to the World Cup.

Smith said his role over the years has been that of Mr Fix-it, where he has had to consolidate the innings brick-by-brick and he is trying to develop the attacking mindset of a T20 cricketer.One of the things that go in Smith's favour is his ability to hit the ball to all parts of the park, which compliments his sharp running between the wickets. 

It's a trait that many experts feels trumps brute power on expansive Australian grounds."Just having that more attacking mindset rather than, when I was playing that kind of (Mr Fix-It) role, I was probably in a more defensive frame of mind and almost trying to bat through without taking the game on as much," Smith was quoted as saying by

Smith said he is not averse to playing according to the situation provided he gets the "licence" to do so."But just having the license to go out and just play the way I want to play, and the situation that's in front of me, I think that's the way I play best.

"For me, I'm not as strong and powerful as the some of the other guys. But some wickets entail just good smarts and punching the ball and timing the ball really well, particularly in Australia with big grounds, running hard between the wickets, that kind of thing," he added.

In the opening game against the West Indies, which the hosts won by three wickets, Australia placed major emphasis on having bowling options in their top six, one of the key reasons behind Smith's making way for allrounder Green. 

Smith said he wasn't sure if that's the template Australia want for the T20 World Cup."Whether that's going to be the same going forward, I'm not really sure," Smith said. "We've got a really good depth to our squad. Tim David's come in and done really well. 

Everyone's in a good place. So we'll wait and see."People talk about matchups for different oppositions and conditions -- we've got a really good squad so we can pick it accordingly... we've got options whichever way we go about it," he added.


Tags: Sports News , Cricket , Cricketer , Player , Bowler , Batsman , Steve Smith , Cameron Green



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD