The Australian captain Steve Smith backed his teammates to deliver on Wednesday and said that their team has the talent to challenge India in the games which are remaining. He gives this statement on the ongoing five-match ODI series.
He said this because Australia cannot give their best at the start of the tour. They lost the first ODI by 26 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method because of rain. The first ODI was played on last Sunday. But still the captain Steve Smith have trust on his players that his squad have the talent to get back in the game and win the series. They are the world champions so he has confidence in his teammates.
On the evening of second ODI at the Eden Gardens Steve Smith said on Thursday “Obviously, the other day it was more like a T20 game for us, especially while we were batting. I think if we had 50 overs, the guys would have a chance to get into their groove and play with the right tempo.”
He added “But we still believe in these guys. We think they’ve got a lot of talent and we’ve got a team here that can hopefully challenge India in the next couple of games.”
well, the situation of the first ODI was India give the target of 281 by the fall of seven wickets but bad luck to the Australian team because rain disturbed the game. They made 164 in 21 overs and fell short by 26 runs.
Smith said: “Guys are working hard and it’s all about getting out in the middle and getting the job done. It was a disappointing start to the series but we’ve got a game tomorrow to turn things around.”
He is the man who not only praised his players, he also praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni who made 79 of 88 balls and Hardik Pandya who made 83 of 66 balls. Both of these players add 118- run stand and add the good score to India’s scoreboard.
He said about both Indian players “They (Dhoni and Pandya) batted really well. They formed a good partnership which we couldn’t break. We certainly tried. I brought Coulter-Nile to try and get a wicket and saved (James) Faulkner for the back end. But we just weren’t able to do so.”
But Steve has confidence in his players and said he see another tomorrow.