Indian Express – By: Express Web Desk | Published: February 13, 2018 10:47 Steve Smith will lead Australia against South Africa in the upcoming tour.

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  • By: Express Web Desk | Published: February 13, 2018 10:47 Steve Smith will lead Australia against South Africa in the upcoming tour.
  • Stating that he was completely ruined after the one-dayers Smith went on to add that the time-off has helped him regain his mental strength and he is ready for the upcoming challenge – tour to South Africa.
  • “I haven’t picked up a bat and now I’m keen to get the bat back in my hands which probably means it’s been good and I’m ready to go for what’s going to be an exciting tour of South Africa,” he added.
  • Reflecting on his performance, the number one-ranked Test batsman said, “You could probably see it in the one-dayers that we played, the guys that had played Test cricket throughout the summer were probably just not quite at their best mentally – just a bit fatigued.
  • “It’s been good that the Test guys have been able to have a little bit of a break and freshen up and really hit the ground running when we get to South Africa,” he concluded by saying.


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