“I think in terms of English wickets it’s probably as close to Australia as you get I suppose. I’m intrigued to see how it [Baxball] goes against our bowlers,” Smith said.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith said he was excited to see how England’s buzzball strategy would work in the upcoming match against the Ashes against the Australian bowlers. Smith showed his proficiency by completing his 31st Test in the final of the 2023 World Test Championships at the Oval. He hit 100 early on the second day and helped Australia to a massive 469 points tally. Smith made 19 fours in an impressive 121-of-268 innings.
Australia then narrowed India to 151/5 by the end of the second day as every bowler claimed a wicket. The Indian batsmen struggled against the Australian fast bowlers as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill made easy moves to Pat Cummins and Scott Boland respectively. Cheteshwar Pujara was later defeated by Cameron Green and Virat Kohli was sacked by Mitchell Stark.
Smith, meanwhile, said he was skeptical that England’s aggressive tactics against England in the ashes would work.
“This is a nice place to play. In terms of British turnstiles, it’s probably as close to Australia as you can imagine. I enjoyed playing here and it was good to score some goals here. In other words, I think it would be difficult to go up, down, and run around in a ticket gate like that. It’s not easy to get out and swing, let alone defend. Yes, I think I said right after Bazball started that I would be excited to see how he performed against our bowlers. That’s what I’ve been saying all along,” Smith said at the post-match press conference.
Exciting to see England’s cricket team: Smith
The 34-year-old also admitted that England’s cricket team had turned around in tests around last year, but it’s not yet clear how they compare. don’t know.
“They’ve obviously done well against other attacks, but they still haven’t done well against us. So let’s see. It was obviously exciting to watch. Watch them.” “In the last 12 months or so, I’ve played and I think they’ve changed things, but the problem is we’ll see how it stacks up.” “For us,” Smith added.
In the post-WTC final, the Australian team will face England and his five-game Ashes. The first test starts on June 16th at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The series will end with the final at Kennington Oval in London from 27-31 June.