Australia Begin Border-Gavaskar Trophy Preparations, Steve Smith Sweats It Up

Team Australia has arrived in India for the Border Gavaskar series to be played between India and Australia in February-March. With the arrival in India, the visiting team has also started practice. The Australia team is currently present in Bangalore. There the Kangaroo team began their practice. In this, the team’s star hitter Steve Smith topped the list.

Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith broke out in a profuse sweat for the Test series which began in February. The first match of the Test series will be played on February 9 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Smith would like to maintain his excellent form from the first game. These days Smith is seen in excellent rhythm.

Recently, in the three match Test series between Australia and South Africa, Steve Smith appeared with excellent pace. He scored a total of 231 runs in three matches at an average of 57.75. Smith was the leading run scorer in the series.

Australia previously toured India in 2017. Also on that tour, Smith was the series’ top scorer. He scored a total of 499 runs in 8 innings from 4 Test matches at an average of 71.29. The three centuries of him were included in this. At the same time, his highest score was 178 * runs.

The first test match will be held in Nagpur from Thursday, February 9 to Monday, February 13.
The second test match will be held in Delhi from Friday, February 17 to Tuesday, February 21.
The third test match will be held in Dharamsala from Wednesday March 1 to Sunday March 5.
The fourth test match will be held in Ahmedabad from Thursday, March 9 to Monday, March 13.

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Smith has played a total of 92 Tests, 139 ODIs and 63 T20 Internationals in his career so far. In Tests he has scored 8647 runs at an average of 60.89. Other than this, he has scored 4917 runs in ODIs at an average of 45.11. At the same time, in T20 International, he has scored a total of 1008 runs at an average of 25.20 and a strike rate of 125.21.

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