The slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not going well with the ‘power hitters’ batsmen in the T20 World Cup and hence Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith is keen to change his batting order for the sake of his team. In the T20 World Cup, almost all the teams are struggling to reach the 150-run mark as it is not easy to play strokes on UAE pitches.
Usually batting at number three, Smith understands the conditions very well and is ready to go further down the batting order if need be. According to cricket.com.au, Smith said, “My role has changed a bit compared to the past. My job is to build up the innings when the top order doesn’t work and partner with whatever batsman I have.
“If our top order performs well, then I can go down the batting order so that our explosive batsmen get a chance to play long shots. This is definitely my role. I think I played that role well in our practice matches and the first match against South Africa.” Smith said, “I know what to do. The rest of the team knows my role. We all have a clear opinion about the way we want to play.