Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has revealed one wish which he wants to accomplish during his playing tenure. The Australian batting mainstay has expressed that he wants to win in a Test series in India before he calls it a day.
Steve Smith revealed this secret when he was in a Facebook live video chat with Rajasthan Royals spin consultant Ish Sodhi. He said;
“I’d love to win a Test series in India, as an Australian cricketer, the Ashes and the World Cup is big but India are the no.1 team in the world. It’s a very difficult place to play Test cricket, so would love to win a series there,”
Steve Smith led Australia on India’s tour in the year 2017, where the mighty Aussies won the first Test played in Pune quite comprehensively by 333 runs. Australia took a 1-0 lead before India fought back hard and claimed the 4-match series 3-1.
It is obvious that the sub-continent pitches and conditions are always challenging for teams travelling. This makes a daunting task for them to claim wins in the sub-continent.
Emphasizing his virtue on the spinners in sub-continent conditions, Steve Smith said;
“If you can hit the good length consistently, especially if it is a wicket that is offering spin, then you are in”
He picked Ravindra Jadeja as someone who can trouble with his consistency on a surface offering spin.
“Someone like Jadeja in the subcontinent — why he is so good is that he just hits that good length. One ball skids out, one spins but it just looks the same out of the hand”, he concluded.
As of now, India is supposed to tour Australia later this year, however, looking at the COVID-19 outbreak, the series might get new dates.