Spin will play a major role: Smith

Spin will play a major role: Smith
Australian cricket captain Steve Smith speaks during a news conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Australia team are currently in Bangladesh as they are scheduled to play two test matches against the Tigers with the first test beginning August 27 in Dhaka. Ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series, the Aussie skipper Steven Smith believes that spin and reverse swing will be key ingredients. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আমি কোন দলকে ফেভারিট হিসেবে বেছে নিচ্ছি না]

“Spin will play a big part throughout this series. Reverse swing will be expected because the wicket will be abrasive,” Smith said on Saturday (August 19).

Bangladesh have been playing some great cricket in their home soil for last couple of years. They thrashed a strong England Test side last year in just three days in Mirpur.

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Smith played safe when questioned about the favorites tag Australia seem to carry into the series. “I am not picking a favourite,” he said.

However, the Austrlian captain thinks they have to be confident in their skill to get positive result in the upcoming matches against Bangladesh.

He further added, “We have to be confident in our skill set and hopefully we can get our processes right and have a really good series.”

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com