How to dismiss Steve Smith in 2019 Ashes: Former Australian spinner has opened up on how the in-form Australian batsman can be dismissed.
When Australia batsman Steve Smith was piling on the agony against the hosts in the first 2019 Ashes Test at Edgbaston, one topic which was doing the rounds was regarding finding ways to dismiss the Australian batsman.
Making his comeback after more than a year, Smith batted as if he had never been away from the format. While the right-hand batsman rescued Australia from a difficult situation in the first innings, his century in the second innings saw him batting England out of the match.
Smith scoring centuries in consecutive innings formed the fulcrum of the Australian victory which was ably supported by middle-order batsman Matthew Wade’s third Test century and off-spinner Nathan Lyon’s 15th five-wicket haul.
How to dismiss Steve Smith in 2019 Ashes
Former Australia spinner Shane Warne was recently vocal about ways to dismiss Smith in the second Ashes Test to be played at Lord’s from August 14. Warne opined that England’s ploy of including their World Cup hero Jofra Archer into the Test team will come good for them especially against Smith.
My team for Lords … Burns,Roy,Rooooottttt,Stokes,Jos,Jonny,Sam Curran,Woakes,Jofra,Broad & Leach … #Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 9, 2019
“Steve [Smith] has been the star of the show so far but now we have Jofra [Archer] joining his [Rajasthan] Royals [and England] teammates Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.
“No one likes to face tall 90 mph bowlers. They [Archer and Smith] will have faced each other a lot in the nets so if anyone will have a plan, it will be Jofra,” Warne was quoted as saying after England revealed their 12-member squad for the second Test.