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Steve Smith ‘not fussed’ about making it to Australia T20 World Cup 2024 squad

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Steve Smith has said he isn’t thinking too much about making it to the Australia squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 as questions have been raised about his spot in the team after the New Zealand series.


In Short

  • Steve Smith’s spot in the T20 World Cup squad hangs in the balance
  • Smith said he isn’t too fussed about making to World Cup
  • Smith said he doesn’t see opening the batting in Tests as anything different

Steve Smith has claimed that he isn’t ‘too fussed’ about making it to the T20 World Cup 2024 squad of Australia after his horrid run of form during the recently-concluded T20I series against New Zealand.

Smith could only score just 15 runs in two matches, putting his position in the T20I squad under doubt. His teammate Matthew Wade had recently admitted that it would be tough for the Australian star batter to make it to the T20 World Cup.

However, Smith has claimed he isn’t thinking too much into it. Speaking to AAP, the star batter said that he got a couple of good deliveries during the New Zealand series. Smith said that he is unsure about what the selectors want to do in terms of making a call.

“I got a couple of decent balls to be fair. (Adam) Milne got one to take off in the second game, which was tough. Lockie, when that sun was setting, it was quite difficult to pick up and he gave me a nice in-swinger. Look, it wasn’t ideal, but it is what it is and whatever will be, will be from here. I’m not really sure what (selectors) want to do. I’m not really too fussed either way. If I’m there, I’m there. If I’m not, I’m not,” said Smith.

Don’t see it any different: Steve Smith on opening

Smith is now all set to turn his focus towards the longest format of the game as the Test series against New Zealand would start on February 29, Thursday. Since the retirement of Warner, the star batter has been elevated to the opening spot.

Speaking about his new role, Smith said it’s fun and he doesn’t view it any different from his time batting at No.3 or 4 in the batting order.

“It’s fun, but honestly I don’t see it as anything different. I batted at three for an extended part of my career and I batted at four, where I’ve been in inside of two overs. It’s really nothing that new to me,” he explained.

Australia will be playing two Test matches against New Zealand.

This article was originally published on India Today.

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