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Steve Smith – Australia’s sturdy batting pillar

Steve Smith – Australia’s sturdy batting pillar

The quality of Australia’s top order batsman Steve Smith can hardly be overemphasized as the right-handed cricketer has proved his mettle time and again. Particularly in Tests, Smith boasts a sparkling average of 61.37 which saw him mustering 6199 runs across just 117 innings of 64 games. Moreover, with 24 half-centuries and 23 centuries to his name, the reliable batsman possesses a tremendous conversion rate.

It is only natural to say that the former captain comes across as a major batting pillar of Australia for the upcoming Ashes series scheduled to be played in England. In the last such series, Smith pummeled English bowlers to amass 687 runs while maintaining a mind-boggling average of 137.40.

Things might not be that easy for the 30-year old cricketer as this will be his first Test after the end of his suspension period. However, Kangaroos are confident about Smith’s pressure handling ability as they are backing their run machine to go big and steal the limelight of the upcoming five-game Test series. Ashes will get underway from August 1 in Birmingham.