India vs Australia: The clouds of damage are hovering over Australia batsman Steve Smith forward of the Border-Gavaskar sequence. Smith didn’t attend Australia’s internet session forward of the primary Check.
Smith didn’t attend Australia’s internet session forward of the primary Check
Smith had tweaked his again when bending down to select up a ball
An damage to Steve Smith can be a significant concern for Australia
Australia star Steve Smith is beneath an damage cloud forward of the Border-Gavaskar sequence after he missed a routine internet on the crew’s fundamental coaching session forward of the primary Check in opposition to India in Adelaide.
In response to an Australian crew spokesman, Smith had tweaked his again when bending down to select up a ball. Smith was current within the early warm-ups however he headed again to the dressing room solely after 10 minutes into the session.
An damage to Steve Smith can be a significant concern for the hosts and their already decimated batting line up. Notably, Australia is already with out the companies of David Warner, Will Pucovski and Cameron Inexperienced (concussion) for the Day-night Check match in opposition to India.
Cricket Australia officers have downplayed Smith’s damage considerations and mentioned that he’s anticipated to hit the nets on Wednesday. Nonetheless, his damage is deeply worrying given the already injury-ravaged nature of the Australian squad.
Australia are yet to arrive on their opening combination as each David Warner and Pucovski are anticipated to be again just for the 2nd Check. Marcus Harris is prone to get the nod alongside Joe Burns however the two batsmen have been struggling to place the bat on the ball in opposition to the Indian tempo assault within the pink-ball warm-up match.
Australia Check squad: Tim Paine (c), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Inexperienced, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.