Steve Smith not worried about short-ball ploy


Steve Smith isn’t losing sleep over the short-ball ploy teams have been targeting him with and instead feels it could actually work in Australia’s favour.

India’s pace attack, which boasts of a bowling strike-rate of 42.6 since 2018, the best among all teams in Tests, might pose a major threat but Smith isn’t too worried if they decide to bang the ball in at him.

Smith was targeted by the short ball in the recent past by England and New Zealand. Jofra Archer and Neil Wagner used this successfully against him with the latter dismissing him four times with the short ball last summer. He reserved praise for Wagner but isn’t sure others can replicate what he did.


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