Smith’s availability in decider still in jeopardy
Veteran Australia Batsman is still uncertain for the series decider against England. Although, Smith is struggling to get on the line, but his “rusty” appearance in the practice session, Aussie coach Justin Langer unsure the star batsman is ready to return to action. Therefore, availability of the southpaw is still in jeopardy.
Steve Smith were having a struck in the head side of the helmet by a throw down from a member of Australia’s coaching staff before in practice session before the start of the first One Day International. After that , he missed two consecutive matches and also uncertain for the last match.
The Aussie coach Justin Langer said Smith was “definitely tracking in the right direction” and that Australia was “hopeful” he would play in the decider while speaking on Tuesday night (AEST),
“He had a hit today and he still looks a bit rusty, to be honest, We’ll give him until the last moment to play, but I’m not as confident now as I was 24 hours ago.” Langer said on SEN .
” He was probably on about his 30,000th ball and he probably had about two or three to go. The facilities over here have been brilliant but they’re a bit worn because of so much traffic through them over the last few months.
“So one ball just didn’t quite get up and he ducked into it and it hit him on the side of the helmet. It was unfortunate, these things happen.” said the Aussie coach.