Steve Smith reveals he hid his wrist injury during Ashes 2023

Former Australia skipper Steve Smith has been ruled out of the South Africa. He was meant to open the innings in T20Is.

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Steve Smith reveals he hid his wrist injury during Ashes 2023

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Former Australia skipper Steve Smith has revealed that he sustained a wrist injury during the Ashes 2023. He mentioned that during the second game at Lord's, he sustained the injury. Notably, Smith played all the games of the series although not being at his best. The right-hander could only amass 373 runs in the series, at an average of 37.30 including a hundred and two fifties.


Meanwhile, the same injury has led to him missing the white-ball series against South Africa. In the series, both teams will play three T20Is and five ODIs. During the T20Is series, Smith was meant to open the bat as announced by the chairperson of selectors, George Bailey.

“I did it at Lord's. I don't actually know the moment, it was when we were in the field. It wasn't until that night I was like, 'geez, what have I done here, it's a bit sore'. I played the next game and then I had a cortisone before Old Trafford. I got back (to Australia) and I was like, '(It's) still not quite right. I still can't do a lot of things properly.' I had another scan. There was a small tear in the tendon as well as a couple of other things,” Smith told Fox Cricket.

Spoke to Andrew McDonald about opening the batting in T20I cricket: Steve Smith


The two-time World Cup also spoke about opening the batting for Australia in T20Is. He had a dream season during the Big Bash League 2022-23.

“I did speak to Andrew McDonald about it. He said I'd get more opportunities somewhere to press my case. It's kind of the dream job. Everyone wants to open the batting in T20s. There's not much accountability there, you just sort of go out there and play. You've got two fielders out for the first six overs, and if you get going then you're already in when the field goes out, so it's a nice time to bat,” Smith mentioned.

The T20I series between Australia and South Africa will start on August 30.

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