After the retirement of David Warner in the Australian Test cricket team, all eyes are on which player will get the chance to open the innings with Usman Khawaja. Star Australian player Steve Smith had expressed his desire to open in the Test in a statement given before the start of the Sydney Test against Pakistan. After Warner’s retirement, it is not going to be easy for the Australian team to fill his place in the opening. At present, the team has many options as an opening batsman in the Test, in which the name of all-rounder player Cameron Green is leading. Meanwhile, Kangaroo team coach Andrew McDonald has also given a big reaction regarding Steve Smith’s desire to open.
We don’t want to upset the balance of the team
Australian team head coach Andrew McDonald, while giving his statement on this issue after the ended Test match against Pakistan in Sydney, said that whatever was going on in Steve’s mind, he put it in front of everyone and we will consider every option. He declared himself available for this position, which we liked, but there are other players in the team who want to play at this number who have not said anything openly yet. After this, McDonald further said on Smith’s desire to open, he is our most important player at number 3 or 4 and we would not like to disturb the balance of the team to fill a gap.
Australia has to play test series against West Indies from January 17
After the end of the three-match Test series against Pakistan, now the Australian team has to play a two-match Test series at home against West Indies from January 17, the first match of which will be played on the grounds of Adelaide. The second match of this series will be held at Gabba Ground in Brisbane from January 25. The Australian team has not been announced yet for this series, in which apart from Cameron Green, Marcus Harris can be included in the team as the opening batsman.
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