Steve Smith has made a marvellous return to international cricket since his ban in 2018. Smith made a whopping 774 runs in this year's Ashes series and solidified his image as arguably the world's best Test batsman. Cricket Australia hyped up their first home Test series of the new season by posting a video on their Twitter.
The video which was posted on Cricket Australia's social media focused on the contribution Steve Smith has made to Australian cricket and his teammates who can still not believe how the fidgety right-handed batsman manages to do it. Smith made a fantastic return to the Australian Test team after being ousted in 2018 because of the ball-tampering incident that involved the captain Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and batsman Cameron Bancroft. Smith made his Test return for Australia in the Ashes of 2019 and dominated the entire series.
In the video, teammates like current Australian Test captain Tim Paine, ODI captain Aaron Finch, vice-captain Pat Cummins and other Australian stars reflect on how Smith is peculiar in the way that he treats his batting and how he still manages to be the best in the world. Smith is currently World No 1 Test batsman according to the latest ICC rankings. He is currently first with 937 points, followed by Indian maestro Virat Kohli who has 912 points.
Smith had a spectacular Ashes series, earlier this year, as he helped the Aussies retain the urn. In his very first match, Smith made 144 in the first innings and 142 in the second innings. Smith suffered a concussion in the second Test and still went on to score 92. He returned in the fourth Test to score 211 and become the first batsman to score more than 500 runs in three successive Ashes series. Smith ended the Ashes with 774 runs, the most runs scored by any batsman in an Ashes series since 1989. Australia will now begin its home season by taking on Pakistan in two Tests with the first one being played at The Gabba in Brisbane on November 21.