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STEVE SMITH TO RETURN FOR ODI FORMAT AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA

STEVE SMITH TO RETURN FOR ODI FORMAT AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA

Australian skipper Steve Smith ready for new challenges after he had a "good break" after leaving the Sri Lankan tour at an early stage

 

 

Australian team had set foot on South Africa on Wednesday, September 21. The team is scheduled to play six ODIs against their hosts and Ireland, said Darren Lehmann after he landed in South Africa. He also stated that the skipper was very excited to play the upcoming matches after he had a small vacation. The decision of sending Smith back home during the on-going Sri Lankan series created a start of criticisms against the country.

 

"I've had a good break," said Smith.  "I had a hit two days before we left (Australia), I actually got my old man to feed me some balls for the first time in about eight years. So it was a good thrill for him, and I hadn't lost it."

"I felt like I hit the ball really well, and we've got a week here (in Johannesburg) to prepare and I'll get some good time in the nets over this week and then be ready to go for the first game,"

"I'd say they are the most similar (conditions) you are going to get, so it's not so foreign in a way. It's a great place to play cricket, the wickets have some good pace and bounce and that's how we like to play on those kind of wickets." added the skipper.

"It's exciting for one-day cricket to have those kinds of wickets, with generally quite big scores. So I'm sure things will be a little bit different from what we saw in Sri Lanka in regards to the amount of runs that are going to be scored in this series." 

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77