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 season, India are positive to topic Steve Smith to a bouncer barrage.
Nevertheless, Australia assistant coach Andrew McDonald stated on Sunday that the batsman is well-equipped to succeed towards such technique.
The highest-ranked Check batsman can count on comparable therapy from India however McDonald is unfazed by the prospect, stating that Smith bounced again from the Lord’s concussion with a double century at Outdated Trafford.
“Even in one-day cricket and T20 cricket, he is been in a position to rating runs with that plan being adopted by opponents,” stated McDonald.
“So, I do not essentially see it as a weak point … they (India) can maintain approaching it that means if they need.”
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 should be a tactic numerous bowling items will use towards our top-line batters, particularly with 4 males out in one-day cricket,” McDonald stated.
“They’ve used that tactic earlier than and he is (Smith) finished properly on it earlier than. I am suggesting that plan hasn’t essentially labored to its full impact.”
India and Australia will conflict within the first of the three one-day internationals in Sydney on Friday.
They may even play three Twenty20 matches earlier than a four-test collection will get underway at Adelaide on December 17.