Steve Smith lashed out, said- remember 2017, scored 11 times more runs than Virat Kohli

New Delhi. The victory of the Australian team will largely depend on the performance of Steve Smith. The 4-match Test series between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is starting on Thursday, 9 February. The first match is to be played in Nagpur. The pitch here is considered favorable for spin bowlers. In such a situation, Team India can go with 3 spin bowlers in the first match. Meanwhile, Smith said in a warning manner that I am eager to repeat the 2017 performance. It should be known that since 2004-05, the Kangaroo team has not been able to win the Test series on Indian soil.

The last Test series was played between the two countries in 2017 on Indian soil. Then Team India won 2-1 in the 4-match series. However, in the first Test played in Pune, the Australian team took a 1-0 lead by winning a big win by 333 runs. In this match, Steve Smith played an excellent inning of 109 runs in the second innings. He was also the captain at that time. However, after this, Team India won 2 out of the next 3 Tests and captured the series 2–1.

Said – I am in good condition
Talking to the media on Tuesday, Steve Smith said that he is in good shape and will try to repeat the 2017 form. We are not too worried about the Indian spinners and are not thinking too much about it. It is known that in 2017, Smith scored the most runs in the series. Then he scored 499 runs in 8 innings of 4 matches at an average of 71. Had scored 3 centuries. It also included a big innings of 178 not out.

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On the other hand Virat Kohli flopped badly in 2017. He could score only 46 runs in 5 innings of 3 matches at an average of 9. 15 runs was his best. That is, Smith had scored 11 times more runs than Kohli then.

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