Kevin Pietersen had a weird suggestion for Australia to face the bouncer attack from England after Steve Smith's incident in the second Test at Lord's Cricket Grounds in the Ashes series. A video of a batsman 'heading' the ball to the slips owing to the bounce of the ball has gone viral and has been compared to Australia's innings, as the visitors struggled to face the fiery spell bowled by Jofra Archer and co.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen took to Instagram to share a viral video of a cricketer in the County Cricket who faces a bouncer. The batsman is seen standing tall to delivery and as the ball pitches, it swings and bounces at such an angle that it hits his helmet and deviates towards the slips. Although the bouncer did not strike the batsman on the head directly, a thumping sound can be heard as the ball hits the helmet and lands into the hands of the fielder at the slip. See Pietersen's post here:
Steve Smith was floored by Test debutant Jofra Archer, after he struck the former Australian skipper on the helmet grille, sending him to the floor immediately. Steve Smith walked off the field only to return after the fall of the next wicket. However, Smith as ruled out for the third game that begins on Thursday, after having reported the development of a delayed concussion, an impact of Jofra Archer's cruel pace attack. Jofra archer also managed to fell Australia's concussion substitute Marcus Labuschange in the second innings, sending shivers down the spine of the Australian batting line-up.
Cricket Australia took to post a video of Jofra Archer imitating Steve Smith's stance while England were training. The former Australian skipper's stance is an unorthodox style with a high backlift, a style that he has mastered. England's Jofra Archer is also seen leaving the ball in a similar peculiar manner of how Smith did in the second game. Jofra Archer also displayed his batting skills as he is seen hitting a string of deliveries out of the park, as he trained in the nets.