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‘Was disappointed with my batting in IPL’: Steve Smith explains what went wrong in UAE

Australia batsman Steve Smith didn’t take pleasure in the most effective of IPL seasons for Rajasthan Royals. Leading the franchise as captain, Smith mustered 311 runs in 14 video games at a mean of 25.91 and he was unable to steer his workforce by way of to the playoffs. Now, Smith will face the deadly Indian bowling in the upcoming sequence in opposition to Australia, and forward of the match, the 30-year-old opened up on the arduous time he had in the UAE.

Speaking to reporters in a digital convention name, Smith defined that he was unable to play his pure recreation in IPL 2020, which affected his efficiency in the match.

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“I was pretty disappointed with my batting throughout the IPL. From my standards, I wasn’t consistent enough. I had a few innings here and there, but I never got into a really good rhythm. I got a bit caught up with trying to be a bit too powerful and that’s not quite my game,” Smith was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“There are those players around the world that can hit sixes at will, and I’m probably not one of those. For me, it’s about playing proper cricket shots and hitting the gaps and manipulating the field as much as I can, and I probably went away from that a bit in the IPL,” he added.

“But I know that’s the best way that I play, so keeping my thoughts clear and hitting the ball in the areas I want to hit it,” the batsman additional mentioned.

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Smith has been arduous in coaching forward of the India sequence which kicks off with the primary ODI going down in Sydney on Friday. The batsman mentioned that he has began to really feel that he has discovered his ‘missing hands’ once more in the coaching classes.

“I had a big smile on my face after training the other day, I walked past (men’s team assistant coach) Andrew McDonald and said ‘I’ve found them again’,” Smith mentioned.

“I was really excited. Theoretically, it is a simple thing, but it is just getting that feel and the look of the bat behind my toe the right way and the way my hands come up on the bat. It’s hard to explain but it just hasn’t quite been right until probably two days ago and I found a little something and everything just clicked in,” he signed off.


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