Steve Smith, the Australian batsman, is one of the finest talents dished out by the country. It is evident from the fact that the sturdy batter averages 62.84 in Tests, 42.46 in ODIs and 29.60 in T20I cricket. He has managed to produce a number of sparkling batting shows despite carrying an unusual batting stance.
Recently, the former skipper opened up on his stance as he stated that he does it to limit the chance of getting dismissed and increase the likelihood of scoring runs. Not only that, but the 30-year old also added that his general stance is going to almost off stump which assures him that anything which is outside his eye-line won’t hit the stumps.
“It depends on who’s bowling, how is the wicket playing, how I am going to score or how people are trying to get me out. All that determines how open or close my batting stance would be,” Smith said while reflecting on his unique batting stance.