Australia vs India: Steve Smith can deal with India’s bouncer barrage: Andrew McDonald | Cricket Information

SYDNEY: India are welcome to topic Steve Smith to a bouncer barrage however the batsman is well-equipped to succeed towards such technique, Australia assistant coach Andrew McDonald stated on Sunday.
Smith was concussed by a short-pitched supply from Jofra Archer at Lord’s final 12 months and was additionally bounced out a number of occasions by New Zealand speedster Neil Wagner final summer season.
The highest-ranked Check batsman can anticipate comparable therapy from India however McDonald is unfazed by the prospect, stating that Smith bounced again from the Lord’s concussion with a double century at Previous Trafford.

“Even in one-day cricket and T20 cricket, he is been capable of rating runs with that plan being adopted by opponents,” stated McDonald.
“So, I do not essentially see it as a weak point … they (India) can preserve approaching it that approach if they need.”
Virat Kohli and his males did strive it when Australia performed three one-day internationals in India earlier this 12 months, and a repeat of the ploy would not shock.

“It will be a tactic quite a lot of bowling items will use towards our top-line batters, particularly with 4 males out in one-day cricket,” McDonald stated.
“They’ve used that tactic earlier than and he is (Smith) finished effectively on it earlier than. I am suggesting that plan hasn’t essentially labored to its full impact.”
India and Australia will conflict within the first of the three one-day internationals in Sydney on Friday.
They can even play three Twenty20 matches earlier than a four-Check collection will get underway at Adelaide on December 17.

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