Steve Smith will be happy to bat anywhere in the Australian order if called upon at the T20 World Cup and he might finally have his chance with injury doubts hanging over a number of his team mates.
However seemingly Australia’s best batsman of the cutting edge time, Smith’s just on-field job has been as a substitute at this World Cup, with selectors settling on the hard-hitting yet unpracticed David in the center request.
Smith accepted two gets as a substitute defender on Monday as Australia beat Ireland by 42 runs at the Gabba to keep their semi-last expectations alive.
While there are heavier hitters in the setup, Smith feels his game could suit Australian wickets that were “doing a considerable amount” in the competition up to this point.
“You haven’t seen those huge scores. Folks like Virat (Kohli) in that game at the MCG recently batted, and afterward took it on later on,” Smith told correspondents of the India batsman’s game dominating thump against Pakistan.
“That is the manner in which I like to go about things.
“Assuming that things are troublesome early, I have played test cricket and one-day cricket so I have the game to play in those troublesome conditions.
“The manner in which the competition has played out such a long ways with the wickets, assuming that you have somebody who can bat through a fair lump of the innings and let the hitters circumvent them, that has functioned admirably.
“I absolutely feel I can assume that part.”
Wicketkeeper Matthew Swim is set to chief the side in the event that Finch is precluded, as he did when Finch left the field right on time during Ireland’s pursuit.
“I expect Wadey will assume control, however I’m eager to assist in any capacity I can,” said Smith.
“I have a great deal of involvement, bad habit commander of the test side and been skipper previously, so eager to assist in any capacity I can.”