Steve Smith is smashing bowlers left, right, and center in the Big Bash League for fun. However, everything isn’t well for the batsman. After his Saturday game when he smashed his second BBL century, he acknowledged that he was suffering from a little stiffness in the back. He is Australia’s best batsman for upcoming Ind vs Aus test series and his performance will be crucial for the visitors.

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In order to give his back some rest on Saturday afternoon, the senior batsman, Steve Smith had to end his practice routine early. Nathan Lyon of the Sixers missed his team’s game for the second time in a row owing to knee pain. However, Smith insisted that none of the visiting party’s players will be questionable for the important four-Test series in India.

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IND VS AUS: “It’s a bit stiff, but hopefully, I pull up okay”, Steve Smith

Ind vs Aus: Steve Smith Confident on Recovering From Back Spasm Before India Tour
Steve Smith

“I just had some spasming this afternoon. I struggle to get upright. I can bend (forward) all right, but getting into an extension is not ideal. It probably helped me in my batting, kept me a bit lower. It’s a bit stiff, but hopefully, I pull up okay. I’m pretty certain we’ll be all right. I just came here to play and enjoy myself and help the Sixers have success. In my first three knocks, I’ve batted nicely in all of them. I feel like I’m in a good place at the top of the order. It’s a place I think most people probably enjoy batting. It’s been really enjoyable so far,” Steve Smith said.

Keeping in mind Australia’s record in India, Steve Smith’s ability to play spin will come in handy. Apart from Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja are looking good with some Runa under their belt. Additionally, a clean sweep in back-to-back test series versus West Indies and South Africa will add more to the confidence of the team. Mitchell Starc is likely to miss out on the opening game of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. This could also mean that Lance Morris could make his debut. Nagpur will be hosting the first match of the series from 9 February to 13 February.

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