India Vs Australia 2017 – Glenn Maxwell Copies Steven Smith’s Stance
There is an apparent reason behind Steven Smith’s stupendous success in Test matches. The Australian captain has a unique yet unorthodox stance, which till now hasn’t been decoded by the bowlers. Thanks to his unusual approach to constantly shuffling within the crease and moving, bowlers have found it extremely hard to be accurate against Smith.
Apart from his movement at the crease, Smith’s high bat-lift is another factor working for him, as it gives him ample of time to adjust his stance and play the ball accordingly. This unusual technique of moving and shuffling might not look too attractive, but it surely is effective for Smith.
Recently, Smith’s teammate Glenn Maxwell tried his hand at copying the former’s stance. In a video, tweeted by cricket.com.au, Maxwell is seen aping Smith’s batting stance, and it does make for one hilarious viewing.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) September 18, 2017
Smith though, was far from being happy post the first ODI, after India humbled his side at Chennai. In a game marred by rain, needing 164 to win in 21 overs, the Australians were decimated, as the Indian bowlers were just superb.
“We bowled very well with the new ball, but we let the Indians off. MS and Hardik played really well – probably the match-winning partnership. We couldn’t capitalize on the start. The new ball was stopping a bit and some were skidding on. It was quite difficult to face. We lost too many wickets in the middle. We can’t control the weather. You can only play to whatever happens in the middle. No complaints. Tonight we weren’t good enough and we were outplayed by India,” said Smith.
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