Steve Smith Reflects on Opening Role in Tests, Acknowledges Shamar Joseph’s Brilliance

Steve Smith discusses his recent shift to opening in Tests and praises West Indies’ Shamar Joseph

Australian cricket icon Steve Smith shares insights into his experience opening in Tests against West Indies, embracing a new role after David Warner’s retirement. Despite initial challenges with scores of 12, 11*, and 6, Smith’s resilience led to an impressive series, averaging 60 as an opener. He expresses readiness to adapt based on the team’s needs.

In admiration of West Indies’ young pace sensation Shamar Joseph, Smith recounts Joseph’s determination and stunning performance, contributing to West Indies’ memorable win. Reflecting on the narrow loss, Smith contemplates alternative strategies, acknowledging the risk involved.

Looking ahead, Smith gears up to lead Australia in the upcoming ODI series against West Indies, commencing at the MCG on Friday. This marks Australia’s return to the 50-over format since their World Cup triumph in India last November.