Australian batsman Steve Smith mentioned that profitable a Test sequence in India is one thing that he hopes he can do in his profession. Australia have gained solely 4 Test sequence in India and their final win got here in 2005, 5 years earlier than Smith made his debut.
“I’d love to win a Test series in India,” mentioned Smith in an interplay with Rajasthan Royals spin bowling marketing consultant Ish Sodhi within the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise’s Facebook web page.
“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,” he mentioned.
Smith had captained Australia to an enormous 333-run win within the first Test in opposition to India in Pune through the 2017 sequence. However, India fought again to win two of the following three Tests and gained the sequence.
Indian spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin had been significantly devastating within the sequence, the pair Taking 25 and 21 wickets respectively. Smith defined what made Jadeja so tough to play within the subcontinent.
He mentioned that the very best spinners are at all times per their size and know easy methods to masks their variations. “If you can hit the good length consistently, especially if it is a wicket that is offering spin, then you are in,” he mentioned.
“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.”