Cricket Australia seems to be caught in a new difficulty regarding the T20 World Cup to be held this year. Australia’s number one batsman Steve Smith is not certain to play in the T20 World Cup. Steve Smith is currently recovering from an elbow injury. Steve Smith has made it clear that playing in the Ashes series this year is his first priority.
Steve Smith himself has broken the silence on his injury by coming forward. Smith said, “I want to be part of the World Cup team. But Test cricket has always been my priority. I want to play the Ashes series at any cost and want to repeat the performance I did last time.
Smith’s record in the Ashes series has been very good. Smith has played 14 matches in the last three Ashes series and has scored 1969 runs at an average of 93.76. Smith has so far scored 8 centuries in the Ashes series.
Smith started batting practice
Smith has admitted that he may have to withdraw from the World Cup for the Ashes. The star player said, “Things are not clear yet. But the World Cup may have to be abandoned for the Ashes. I was not 100% fit even during IPL. I faced trouble while batting.
However, Steve Smith has resumed batting practice. The former number one player said, “There has been relief in the last few weeks. Batting practice has resumed. But right now I am not practicing for more than 10 minutes. Soon I will try to increase the practice time.
Steve Smith withdrew from the T20 series against West Indies and Bangladesh due to an elbow injury. The World Cup is going to start from October 17, while the Ashes series will start from December 8.
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