Having almost done everything in Test cricket, former Australia Skipper and current World’s Test batting top cricketer Steve Smith has said that he wants to win Test series against India in India.
Steve Smith said playing Test cricket in India is very difficult and he would love to win a Test series against the No.1-ranked side.
Australia last won a Test series in India in 2004, when Ricky Ponting became the only captain from his country to win a Border-Gavaskar trophy on Indian soil.
“I would love to win a Test series in India,” Smith told New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi during a podcast organised by their IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
“I think as an Australian cricketer we talk about Ashes, which is always big, the World Cup is big, but I think now India is the No.1 team in the world and it is a very difficult place to play Test cricket, so I would love to win a series there,” he added.
Smith was the top run-getter at the 2019 Ashes series, scoring 774 runs at a terrific average of 110.57
“Other than that I would not like to set too many goals, but take things day-by-day, series-by-series, just try to improve.”
The 30-year-old also praised India spinner Ravindra Jadeja, whom he finds “very difficult to play” in the subcontinent.
“Jadeja in the sub-continent … why is he so good because, he hits that good length and one ball skids on and one spins, and it just looks all the same out of the hand. I think consistency in length is key and then having at least one variation,” said Smith. (ICC)