How should India bring in Steven Smith?

Two things were said and written frequently about Steven Smith’s fighting style when he started playing the cricket test for Australia:

One, that he went too far, and his bat came down from somewhere around the pit. The combination of the two made him susceptible to the deliveries received and an lbw candidate.

Two, with so much reliance on hand-eye coordination, he was forced to fail on the stitching and turning tones.

To be fair, these observations were on the spot, given Smith’s unique technique.

Teams around the globe have drawn up plans against him based on these perceived weaknesses. They tried to make it full and fair in the hope of violating his defense and claiming his counter through lbw.

Of course, it did not bear fruit, as we now know. Smith was fired lbw to go only a few times in his test career. Fighters with supposedly more organized techniques, such as Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Cheteshwar Pujara are fired more often in this way. This led to the elimination of the first theory.

In fact, observers then began to talk about how he was actually quite stable at the time of release and how his front leg was always rooted on his toes, which assured him that he would never collapse. As for the bat, he made a loop at the top of his backlift, but was in a perfect position in his position (pointing between the goalkeeper and the first slip) and thus went down quite straight.

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