IND Vs AUS: In the four Test matches being played against Team India, the Australian team is upset with the poor form of its star player Steve Smith. Smith has been able to score only 10 runs in four innings played so far and has also lost the number one spot in the Test rankings. Smith’s fellow player Labushen has broken the silence on the star player’s poor form. Labushen said that Smith’s form suffered due to fewer Test matches in the year 2020.
Smith played only three Test matches in the last 12 months. Apart from two Test matches of this series, Smith played a Test match against New Zealand in the first week of January -2020. At the same time, he has played 10 ODIs and scored 568 runs in the last 12 months. He has scored 217 runs in nine T20 matches. Smith also played in the IPL this year. The Rajasthan Royals captain played 14 matches and also landed for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League. In all, he played 37 matches with the white ball while the Test matches played only three.
Smith’s average is excellent
Labushain said, “He has not scored much. He has played a lot of white ball cricket and he did not get much time to play with the red ball, but it is a reality in Kovid’s position. “
Labushan said that Smith has a lot of Test experience and has scored two centuries against India in the ODI series, so his form is not a matter of concern. Labushen said, “Smith has an average of 60 after playing 75 matches. From the very beginning of his career, he told how persistent he is. He keeps running on the board. As I said, whatever you want to say but it did not take long, he scored two centuries from almost 60 balls. “
In Test cricket, however, Smith has not been able to score a century since the Ashes series. Smith was seen struggling in the Test series played at the end of 2019 against both Pakistan and New Zealand.