Following an unlikely defeat in an epic contest in the third game of the ongoing Ashes series, Australia is gearing up to win the next game to retain the urn. Comeback of star batsman Steve Smith obviously comes across as a massive talking point as he is the leading run-scorer of the series with 378 runs across 3 games.
Addition of such a batsman surely adds immense strength to a batting line-up which is searching for confidence. Australia’s skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine has backed his ace batsman to steal the limelight of the fourth Ashes Test which is set to commence from September 4 at Manchester.
The 34-year old player said that having Smith back in the team is a big plus as he called him the ‘best player in the world’. Moreover, Paine admitted that his team allowed an opportunity to slip through their hands. However, he is confident about learning from their mistakes and produce a better display in the upcoming contest. With things spicing up between two arch-rivals, the fourth red-ball match promises to be a thrilling affair.