Steve Smith seemed to have found his rhythm back ahead of Australia’s home test, ODIs and T20Is against India.
The 31-year-old was not in the best of rhythm during the IPL 2020, however, he has been coming back into shape ahead of the International fixtures.
With the help of some adjustments to his batting technique have helped him get his mojo back.
“I had a big smile on my face after training the other day, I walked past (men’s team assistant coach) Andrew McDonald and said ‘I’ve found them again’,” Smith was quoted as saying to cricket.com.au while speaking on his ‘missing’ hands.
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“I was really excited. Theoretically, it is a simple thing, but it is just getting that feel and the look of the bat behind my toe the right way and the way my hands come up on the bat. It’s hard to explain but it just hasn’t quite been right until probably two days ago and I found a little something and everything just clicked in,” he stated.
“I was pretty disappointed with my batting throughout the IPL. From my standards, I wasn’t consistent enough. I had a few innings here and there, but I never got into a really good rhythm. I got a bit caught up with trying to be a bit too powerful and that’s not quite my game,” Smith added.
Smith doesn’t consider himself as a batsman, who can hit sixes at will. Rather, he prefers to manoeuvre the field and play ‘proper cricketing shots’ to get runs. Smith is currently ICC’s number one ranked Test batsman.