The Leeds Test match is going to be a special one for Australia’s powerful batsman Steve Smith, who is among the legendary players of the present time. The third Test match of the Ashes series 2023 will be played at Leeds from July 6. This will be Smith’s 100th Test match in his Test career. To make Smith’s match even more special, Cricket Australia has teamed up with some of its players to create a video, asking them all about Smith’s best innings.
All the players have unanimously said that Steve Smith’s innings against England at Edgbaston ground in Ashes Series 2019 is the best innings of Steve Smith.
‘His comeback innings best in cricket’ – Australian team
The video also features captain Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Greene and Nathan Lyon. All of them said that Smith’s innings at Edgbaston was the best. On this ground he was making a comeback to cricket after the ball tampering case. Smith scored a century in both innings in this match.
The reason given by everyone for calling this his best innings is that Smith bounced back from the period he faced. Also, this innings was executed, it was of course memorable and appreciable.
Describing the innings, captains Cummins and Labuschagne said, “It was a very special and emotional moment to come back with such an innings after a 1-year ban from cricket.” Labuschagne also said that he had never heard the crowd boo a player in such a negative manner in his entire career. However, Smith stopped everyone’s talk and introduced his tremendous ability in this innings.
“I’ve seen him play some good ones”
Ahead of his 100th Test at Headingley this week, we asked Australia’s Test squad to pick the best innings they’d ever seen from Steven Smith… and there was a clear winner 🙌 #Ashes pic.twitter.com/9UF2RwODta
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 3, 2023
In fact, Steve Smith was banned for 1 year by Cricket Australia in 2018 after being found guilty of ball tampering. David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were also involved in this case. All the three players tampered with the ball with the help of sand paper during the match being played against South Africa in Cape Town. After this there was a sensation in the cricket world. However, Smith has now made a strong comeback and is being praised all over. It will be important to see how Smith performs in his 100th Test. (Australian cricket team players chooses cricketer Steve Smith best Test innings before his 100th Test Leeds Ashes 2023)
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