Star batsman Steve Smith will take the sphere for the primary time at residence in an Australian jersey for the reason that finish of his one yr ban when Australia faces Sri Lanka within the three-match T20I collection beginning on Sunday.
It’ll even be the primary time in three years that Smith shall be taking part in a T20 worldwide for Australia.
“It ought to be good, I can’t wait to play. It’s a terrific honour to be again taking part in right here in Australia, I’m excited,” Smith was quoted as saying by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) web site.
Smith is extensively thought-about the perfect batsman on this planet in Take a look at cricket and he justified the tag by smashing a whopping 774 runs within the Ashes in August-September.
Nevertheless, he has had frugal returns in his T20 profession for Australia, scoring simply 431 runs in 30 matches at 21.55.
Smith, nonetheless, mentioned that there might be extra continuity within the workforce with the T20 World Cup approaching.
“I’m certain with the World Cup in a yr’s time, there’s a chance to have that continuity. I believe we’ve seen over time that the T20 format is one the place guys are rested loads. That may in all probability change resulting in the World Cup.
“I believe it’s a terrific alternative for 14 guys who’ve been picked right here to have that continuity and attempt to carry out collectively and work in direction of hopefully being a part of a World Cup.
“ It begins right here this summer season. We’ve received six video games straight,” Smith mentioned.