Watch: Amazon releases dramatic footage of a battle between Steve Smith and Jofra Archer with behind the scenes action from the Ashes series.
The Ashes is the most prestigious and biggest test series in the world. It brings the rivalry between Australia and England at its peak with a lot of prestige at stake.
To give a better detail about the Ashes, Amazon has decided to release a documentary series. Cricket Australia, on Wednesday, posted a trailer of Amazon’s docuseries that will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their Men’s team over 18 months.
The much-anticipated series will cover Australia’s journey from the fallout of the Cape Town saga all the way to their Ashes defence in England last year.
Australian cricket was at its all-time low when the ball-tampering scandal took place in Cape Town and culminated with the ban of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
All three players returned to the national team side before the Ashes started. Initially, Warner and Bancroft struggled to regain their old form but Smith was at the top of his game since return and ended up being the top-scorer in the Ashes series.
Amidst all of this, the contest between England’s fastest bowler Jofra Archer and Australia’s Smith was highly anticipated, with Archer showing his calibre in the ICC ODI World Cup, the world was waiting for his showdown in his first Ashes game.
As expected, the clash was an exciting one and Amazon documented it well. Archer came out to be tough on Smith and even ended up giving a concussion to Smith as the ball struck to the latter on the head.
Smith was first struck on his arm and then his head before he walked off the field. He later came out to bat before being ruled out of the Test and then the following game due to concussion.
In the clip released by Amazon, one can see the emotions of Smith’s teammates and the coaches as he was first hit on the head and was then booed by the crowd. Smith was also seen throwing away his bat in anger after being dismissed.
Watch the trailer