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Ashes 2021-22 | “He will find the right answers” Ricky Ponting says about Steve Smith’s lean patch in the series



Ricky Ponting has mentioned that Steve Smith will discover the answer to his struggles within the batting as he scored simply 244 runs from 8 innings at a mean of 30.50 in Ashes. Ponting added that it’s tough to keep up the requirements he has set for himself together with his excellent batting in final three years.

Australia received the lately concluded Ashes comfortably by 4-0 and outplayed their opponents in each division. Travis Head was the main run-scorer within the sequence with 357 runs whereas Pat Cummins picked 21 wickets in 4 matches. For the hosts, Steve Smith managed to attain simply 244 runs at a mean of 30.50. Reflecting on Smith’s numbers former Australia cricketer Ricky Ponting has mentioned that the ace batter will discover proper solutions behind his lean patch within the sequence and can bounce again.

“I do know what he is like and he’ll look again at this though Australia has received the sequence… he’ll look again at his personal sport and break it down and ask himself these questions as to why issues have not labored out as a lot as he would have preferred,” Ponting instructed

“He’ll give you the appropriate solutions as a result of one of the best gamers are one of the best drawback solvers, and if he has bought an issue… then he’ll work it out fairly shortly.”

Smith’s profession common has dipped beneath 60 for the primary time since 2017. He has amassed 7784 runs in 82 Take a look at matches together with 27 centuries and three half-centuries. Towards England, he has scored 3044 runs in 32 matches in opposition to England with a powerful common of 59.68. Ponting mentioned that it isn’t straightforward to keep up the set of excessive requirements for an extended period which he has set for himself lately. 

“The requirements that he’d set himself for thus lengthy, for that three – or four-year interval the place he took batting to a different stage, to attempt to preserve that for 4 or 5 – 6 years no-one’s ever carried out it, and no-one will in all probability ever do it,” he defined. 

“You are going to have your ups and downs and if he is averaging (within the thirties) in Australia on the again of a few lean years, most different batsmen would take that.”

Ponting additionally added that in Smith’s finest years he used to attain most runs for the staff however now different batsmen are additionally contributing with the bat. 

“The opposite attention-grabbing dynamic with (Smith) is the Marnus issue and even different guys which have are available in and have dominated like he did. There are different guys which are serving to out now,” he concluded.

“There’s a lot of issues that we will in all probability take into consideration and ask questions on, but it surely’s not going to be lengthy (earlier than Smith bounces again).”

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