The Indian cricket team has reached the Australian tour to play the three-match ODI and T20 series and the four-match Test series. From today, he has also started training to beat Australia in his house. The tour will begin with the first ODI on 27 November. Meanwhile, Australian ‘run machine’ Steve Smith has challenged the Indian fast bowlers before the upcoming Test series, saying that he has faced so many short balls in life that he is not afraid anymore.
The former captain further said that Australia will benefit only by putting a short ball in front of them. He told the News Corps, “If teams are thinking of putting me short balls, then it will benefit our team only because I have played such balls so much in my life that now there is no tension.”
In the previous season against New Zealand, left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner dismissed Smith four times on short pitch balls.
Smith said that Wagner had bowled brilliantly, but others could not repeat him. He said, “Some other opposing teams tried, but could not do like Wagner did. He is a great bowler.”
The Indian team will play three ODIs, three T20s and four Tests on the tour of Australia. The Indian fast attack will be commanded by Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini are also part of the Test team.
Steve Smith is currently the world’s number one batsman in Test cricket. Since Virat Kohli will play only one Test match on Australia tour, Smith has a chance to further strengthen his place in the ICC rankings.