Smith passes concussion check, out there to play 2nd ODI

Manchester, September 12

Star Australia batsman Steve Smith has been cleared to participate within the second ODI in opposition to England after passing a second concussion check on Saturday.

Smith was a late withdrawal from Friday’s first ODI, which Australia received by 19 runs to go 1-Zero up within the three-match sequence, after sustaining a blow on the pinnacle within the nets from a throw-down by a training employees member on the eve of the match.

The 31-year-old was withdrawn from the taking part in XI of the primary ODI “as a precautionary measure”. However, Smith has handed the 2 concussion exams, one on Friday and the opposite on Saturday, in response to

“I think it was a good decision in the end. There’s no need to take unnecessary risks with head injuries,” stated all-rounder Mitch Marsh.

“It probably gives our selection committee a few headaches now because the top order struck them beautifully, without getting a big score. Anytime you’ve got Steve Smith coming back into the team it’s a great feeling,” he added.

Smith was additionally infamously felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord’s throughout final 12 months’s Ashes. That knock induced him to overlook the second innings of that Test and the next match as effectively.

Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc skilled some groin ache on Friday. He managed to finish his 10 overs after slipping on the sector however can be anticipated to play on Sunday.

“He’s a little bit sore but we’ll see how he pulls up and go from there,” stated Josh Hazlewood.

Australia are in with an opportunity to say a bilateral ODI sequence win over England for the primary time since 2015 and finish the current dominance by Eoin Morgan’s males in 50-over cricket. England have received 11 of their previous 14 encounters in opposition to Australia. PTI

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