From being concussed by a short-pitched supply from Jofra Archer at Lord’s final 12 months and in addition bounced out a number of occasions by New Zealand speedster Neil Wagner final summer time, India are positive to topic Steve Smith to a bouncer barrage.
However, Australia assistant coach Andrew McDonald stated on Sunday that the batsman is well-equipped to succeed in opposition to such technique.
The top-ranked Test batsman can count on comparable remedy from India however McDonald is unfazed by the prospect, mentioning that Smith bounced again from the Lord’s concussion with a double century at Old Trafford.
“Even in one-day cricket and T20 cricket, he’s been able to score runs with that plan being adopted by opponents,” stated McDonald.
“So, I don’t necessarily see it as a weakness … they (India) can keep approaching it that way if they want.”
Virat Kohli and his males did strive it when Australia performed three one-day internationals in India earlier this 12 months, and a repeat of the ploy would not shock.
“It’s going to be a tactic a lot of bowling units will use against our top-line batters, especially with four men out in one-day cricket,” McDonald stated.
“They’ve used that tactic before and he’s (Smith) done well on it before. I’m suggesting that plan hasn’t necessarily worked to its full effect.”
India and Australia will conflict within the first of the three one-day internationals in Sydney on Friday.
They will additionally play three Twenty20 matches earlier than a four-test sequence will get underway at Adelaide on December 17.