England vs Australia: Steve Smith's head injury, Smith will not be able to play the first ODI
Hello friends, the Australian team, who came to play the first ODI after about 6 months due to Corona, got a shock before the match. Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith will not play the first ODI against England. Let me tell you that he suffered a head injury during net practice on Thursday. Due to which he has been given rest from the first ODI as a precaution.
Last year, Jofra Archer’s bouncer hit her head in the Lord’s Test. After this Marnus Labuschagne replaced him as a replacement substitute player. In ODI Test cricket, the connection substitute player was used for the first time.
Australia gave a statement:
Australia said it was done as a precaution. The incident occurred on Thursday when a member of the coaching staff was throwing the ball over the net and a ball hit Smith’s head. The Smith connections were found to be fit in the investigation, but as a precaution, they will have another test on Saturday before the second match.
A half-century innings of Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh and a 126-run partnership for the sixth wicket between the two saw Australia challenge England to 295 for victory in the first ODI of the three-match series.
Marcus stoinis and Marnus Labuschagne could not convert a good start into big innings. When wicketkeeper Alex Carey returned to the pavilion, the team’s score was 123 for 5 wickets. After this Maxwell and Marsh formed an excellent partnership. Archer broke this partnership by bowling Maxwell. Marsh hit six fours in the 100-ball innings. He lbw to Wood. Mitchell Starc put the final score of the innings to 94 for 294.
England vs Australia Team players:
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Banton.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, David Warner, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Riley Meredith, Daniel Sams, Josh Philippe, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Matthew Wade.