Steven Smith is disappointed by the absence of spectators
The Australian cricket team has arrived in England to play a three-match ODI and T20 series. The tour will start with the T20 series from September 4. However, due to the coronavirus, this year’s series will be in a bio-protected environment and a closed stadium. But former Australia captain Steven Smith was disappointed by the absence of spectators at the gallery.
He said, ‘This time we have to play in a stadium without spectators because of Corona. But if they had, there would have been an inspiration to play better. I will miss the visitors in the gallery. ‘
Smith-David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned from international cricket for several terms for ball-distortion during the 2016 tour of South Africa. All three have returned to international cricket. Smith and Warner have solidified their place in the team.
Back in international cricket, Warner had a great performance in the 2019 World Cup on English soil. And after the World Cup, Smith gave a dazzling performance in the Ashes. At the ODI World Cup on English soil, Smith heard sarcastic remarks from the host gallery, such as ‘cheater-cheater’. But still, Smith is disappointed that the audience will not see that disrespectful behaviour this time because of Corona.
“I like batting in England,” he said. Unfortunately, visitors will not be present at the gallery this time to excite me. Which inspired me to play well in the last Ashes series. However, many eyes will be on TV. It would be great to be back there. ‘
Australia has arrived in England with a 21-member squad for the upcoming series. The team will be in quarantine in the derby after arriving in England. From there, Ajira will travel to Southampton to play in the T20 series. They will play all the matches of the T20 series in Southampton. The ODI series will start from September 11 at the end of T20. The entire ODI series will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester.
“I am desperate to get back to cricket,” said Smith, who faces a 22-yard challenge despite the lack of a bio-protection environment. The game will give a slightly different look to the bio-protection environment and the field without spectators. But I will miss the audience. Even then, it is a challenge, we are facing to see what happens.
“We are lucky to have the opportunity to play cricket after a long absence,” said Smith. We have to understand the situation and play our best on the field. England is a great team in limited-overs cricket. They are world champions. So I think the cricket world will watch an enjoyable series. ‘