Steve Smith to arrange for Ashes by staying in English county

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Australia batsman Steve Smith will put together for this 12 months’s Ashes collection in England by taking part in three matches for English facet Sussex within the four-day County Championship.

Smith’s short-term contract will see him play three matches earlier than the Ashes in May, which begins with the primary Test at Edgbaston on June 16.

Australia may characteristic within the World Test Championship remaining on the Oval in London in early June.

In the final Ashes collection in England – in 2019 – Smith scored 774 runs at a median of 110.57.

“Obviously having the best batsman in the world playing for Sussex just ahead of the much anticipated Ashes Test series is great for us and the County Championship,” Sussex CEO Rob Andrew stated on Thursday.

Smith, the No. 2 ranked batsman in Test cricket, stated he was “especially looking forward to working with the young players in the team and hope I can provide some guidance.”


With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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