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Smith eager to prove himself in T20Is

Smith eager to prove himself in T20Is

Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith is considered among the top batters of Test and ODI cricket. However, same cannot be said about his skills in the shortest format of the game, which is evident from his modest record.

Nevertheless, the former skipper is on a mission these days as he recorded two sensational unbeaten half-centuries in the last 4 T20Is for Australia, thus improving his numbers. The New South Wales born recently reviewed the existing situation as he expressed his willingness to prove himself in the 20-over cricket.

Sharing his views, the run machine highlighted the fact that he played many innings while batting at 8 or 9, where he had to go for slogging right from the word go. Now that Smith has gained the trust of management to make him bat up the order, the 30-year old has no plans to throw away the opportunity.

With Chris Lynn being his potential competitor for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, Smith will have to replicate his Tests and ODIs success in the T20I cricket. The dexterous batsman himself admitted that his record in T20I cricket is not ‘crash hot’, but he is confident to ameliorate it with the forthcoming assignments.