Steve Smith said he didn’t feel one hundred percent fit during the first half of the IPL and had to take pain relievers and anti-inflammatories whenever he was careful.
Australian Bat Pillar Steve smith hinted that he might not attend the second half of the 14th edition of the IPL which is scheduled to be held in October and November of this year. Smith further revealed that being in good shape for The Ashes is his main goal for 2021.
Smith opened up and said he didn’t feel one hundred percent fit during the first half of the IPL and had to take pain relievers and anti-inflammatories every time he was careful. .
Smith added that while he would love to be part of the T20 World Cup this year, the cricket test is his main focus. The sticking gladiator concluded by stating that he once again wanted to emulate his past performances with the Willow in the upcoming Ashes series.
“I was still not 100 percent (during IPL), it still bothered me a bit, and I was playing there with meds – I took pain killers and anti-inflammatories every time I beat.” .
I would love to be in the World Cup for sure, but from my point of view, Test cricket is my main goal – to be fair to the Ashes and try to emulate what I did at the during the last Ashes. series in which I participated, ”said Smith, as quoted by Cricket.com.au.
Steve Smith couldn’t set the IPL on fire in the first half of the tournament
Steve Smith produced an ordinary performance with Willow in the first half of the 2021 IPL. He played 5 innings in the tournament and could only collect 104 points with an average of 26.00. His strike rate was also quite ordinary at 111.83.
The Delhi Capitals did however put in an excellent performance in the first half of the IPL. Led by mercurial Rishabh Pant, the Delhi side have won 6 of the 8 matches they have played and placed first in the points table when the IPL was suspended.
Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikhar dhawan was the owner of the Orange Cap at the time of the suspension and had 380 points in 8 innings at an average of 54.29 and a strike rate of 134.28.