Steve Smith who had a tough Indian Premier League season is in impeccable form right now. Smith has scored two consecutive centuries in two matches against India.
Steve Smith has found his mojo
Super Smith has now found his hands in ODI series against India but he wasn’t in such a great form just 3 weeks back in IPL 2020. Smith Plays for Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League, This year was not his best when it comes to his effort with the bat.
Steve Smith’s IPL stats in 2020
|Batting in IPL||Matches||Runs||Highest score||Avg.||Strike Rate||100||50||4s||6s|
Above Stats show that he had an average IPL season this year where he scored with an average of 25.91, His IPL overall average is above 35. So what has changed for Steve Smith?
Prior to the ODI series between India and Australia, Smith was already feeling confident about his batting, but this wasn’t because of his recent form or previous performances in year 2020. Smith played against New Zealand and Pakistan before INDvAUS series and hand struggled against both teams in Tests as well as in ODIs. His batting record in Australia is also not something extra ordinary either. So what has changed for him? what has triggered his form with the bat?
Smith Enjoys playing against Team India
The Main reason of Smith’s confidence with the bat is that he enjoys playing against Team India. India’s bowling suits his unorthodox style of play. Steve Smith has most centuries against India in Test and second most number of ODI tons against India.
Steve Smith in ODI Series Against India
First ODI IND vs AUS:
Australia won the first One Day International against the rusty Indian cricket team by a huge margin of 66 runs. Aussies opted to bat first after winning the toss and scored a mammoth total of 374 runs. Steve Smith did bulk of the scoring, but more importantly he did it with the strike rate of 159.
Indian bowlers had no answers to smith’s brilliance with the bat and Smith hammered them to all parts of the ground. He smashed 15 boundaries including 11 fours and 4 massive sixes. Smith got out to Muhammad Shami on 105 runs.
Second ODI IND vs AUS:
In the Second ODI match between IND vs AUS, Steve Smith yet again played the major role and did bulk of the scoring. He action repeated his performance from the last ODI and scored another century also on 62 balls.
Smith looked even more fluent and confident in the second ODI and scored his century with the help of 14 fours and 2 sixes. His strike rate in the 2nd ODI was better than the 1st ODI.
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