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Smith hopeful of dominant World Cup show
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Smith hopeful of dominant World Cup show

Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has been at the helm of cricketing action in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as he was recently entrusted with the leadership of the Rajasthan Royals. This has been a favorable turnaround in fortunes for the 29-year-old, who just last year had fallen from grace following the ball-tampering fiasco.

Since then, the right-handed batsman has made amends in his character and is looking at another World Cup appearance for Australia. Plagued by an elbow injury of late, Smith has discarded all doubts over his fitness and has cast a positive light on his future performances in the upcoming mega-tournament.

“More importantly, my mind is getting better and better with the decisions I'm making. I base my batting a lot around the decisions I make. I'm clear in my mind and I'm getting clearer and clearer the more I play. A couple of weeks later I should be able to throw at full pace, which is going to be nice,” he said.

This is clearly an encouraging sign for the Aussies, who have of late found form in limited overs cricket, after a horror show in ODIs last year.