Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has warned the Indian cricket group that in-form Steve Smith will probably be desirous to pounce on them after having missed out the 2018-19 collection in opposition to the Virat Kohli-led group.
He made this statement whereas previewing the forthcoming four Exams of Border-Gavaskar Trophy in a latest version of the Star Sports activities present Recreation Plan.
“Steve Smith loves enjoying in opposition to India. He has nearly scored 1500 runs at simply sub a 100 common. And has had loads of success in opposition to India.”
“He will probably be a little bit soiled as effectively that he wasn’t concerned within the 2018-19 collection the place India did stand up. That was a giant loss for Australia and a giant loss for him in particular person as effectively as a result of within the 2014-15 collection he had an enormous common of 128 for one thing like that and 700-plus runs. So, he was a significant contributor to that collection.”
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“Typically, the wounded warrior is somebody you have to watch out of.”
“We now have already seen Smith come out within the ODI collection and begin to look to dominate India. He has bought a few a whole bunch already. He has regarded harmful in that format of the sport.”
“And he will probably be hungry, a bit like Virat, there is no such thing as a finish to the scale of their abdomen after they begin consuming runs. They actually simply find it irresistible.”
Matthew Hayden concluded by highlighting that Steve Smith, very like Virat Kohli, has an insatiable urge for food for runs as justified by his common of 62.84 in 73 Exams and 43.34 in 128 ODIs like Virat Kohli who averages above 50 in every of the three codecs.