Off the Field, but Still In the Game – Steve Smith & David Warner in the On-going series
Australia is not going to enjoy the services of Steve Smith and David Warner for any support in their upcoming four test match series against India. However, the two banned-duo are doing anything and everything that they can do to develop a robust Australian bowling team. They are working hard and pushing the bowlers so that they can combat the threat of the Indian Cricket Team.
Earlier this week, the Australian Cricket bent to decrease the penalty given to Smith and Warner along with Cameron Bancroft, indicating the distrusted trio will not serve the full term of the ban. However, they would not be able to play against the Indians in the ongoing series.
Team Blue is presently in Australia and is being directed by run-machine Virat Kohli with several past cricketers and pundits observing the current tour as the most significant chance for the guests to win a Test series Down Under. Kohli’s courage with the bat was astonishing for everyone to see as the Indian captain scored an unbeaten 61 to lead India to a six-wicket victory over the hosts in the final T20I that served the visitors to experience a draw of the three-match T20I series 1-1 in Melbourne.
The loss in Sydney was yet another blow for the Aussies, whose performance with the absence of Smith and Warner have almost come to a low in the past few months. Smith and Warner are trying hard to train the bowlers so that they can get hold of the furious Team Blue, but none of these worked before the prowess of the RCB’s Skipper as his bat spoke for him. For the upcoming test series, India is pacing ahead with the great vigour in the form of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma. The test series is scheduled to take place in Adelaide on the 6th of December.
Warner was greeted back on Sunday and was found in the Sydney Cricket Ground nets challenging Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins with mentor and coach Justin Langer and closely following on in the umpire’s position. As per an Australian newspaper, he was also requested to come into the changing room before the team’s T20I loss to India on Sunday dusk, where the dominating Kohli was in his highs. The Australian team’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc announced Smith was furthermore invited to support the bowlers get ready in the week.