Currently, all the teams are preparing in complete oscillation. All the teams are busy in deciding their best combination for T20 World Cup. The Australian team has a golden opportunity to create history by winning T20 World Championship twice.
However, former Australian skipper Michael Clarke pointed out the biggest mistake of the Australian cricket board for not picking the most experienced batter Steve Smith in the playing XI in the opening match of the series against England. Clarke gave the verdict on the former skipper and said if he opens the batting, he could be the top run scorer in T20 World Cup.
“Like, they took Steve Smith to Western Australia. If you flew him to Perth to make him the 12th man – that’s not right. And don’t tell me Steve Smith has to bat No.3 or No.4. If he opens the batting, he will be the leading run-scorer in the T20 World Cup. He’s still that good a player.”
At last, he shared his thought on Steve Smith and said that Aussie is not even confirmed who will bat at no.4, and if it’s him, then it will be a good decision.
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“The number four position is the unknown… who’s batting at four. If it’s Smith, you’ve got to give him some cricket. I think that’s the position they’re unsure of now. My reason always for someone like Steve Smith in your team is that not all conditions are the same; if we lose two for not many, you’ve got one of the world’s best batsmen coming in,” he added.
The hosting country will open its clash against New Zealand on 22nd October at Sydney Cricket Ground. Kangaroos will try to start the tournament with a win; however, Blackcaps will try to get revenge for the final match of T20 2021.