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Ashes 2023: Steve Smith All Set To Play His 100th Test Match

Ashes 2023: Steve Smith All Set To Play His 100th Test Match

Australian cricketer Steve Smith is determined to clinch victory in the Ashes 2023 series during his 100th Test match at Headingley, England. Australia currently leads the ongoing series 2-0.

Smith’s outstanding performance at Lord’s showcased his prowess, as he scored 110 runs in the first innings. This century marked his 32nd in Test cricket since his debut in 2010, which interestingly took place at the same venue against Pakistan.

Additionally, Smith’s knock earned him the Player of the Match award, and it was also his 12th century in the Ashes. Although Smith has achieved numerous accolades in the longest format of the game since his international debut, winning an Ashes series in England has eluded him.

In 2019, Australia came close, but the series concluded in a 2-2 draw, with Smith accumulating an impressive 774 runs in seven innings. This time, Australia is only one victory away from securing the series, and Smith eagerly anticipates fulfilling his long-standing aspiration of an Ashes win in England, especially during his 100th Test at Headingley.

In an interview with Cricinfo, the 34-year-old expressed that achieving this milestone would hold special significance for him. Smith emphasized that he is taking the series game by game and enjoying every moment on the field. He also mentioned his determination to continue improving and making valuable contributions to the team.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. Photo: AP Photo

As long as he derives pleasure from the game, feels capable of enhancing his performance, and believes he is assisting the team, Smith intends to keep playing. In summary, Steve Smith, one of Australia’s key players, seeks to secure an Ashes series victory in England during his 100th Test match at Headingley.

Having previously missed out on this achievement, Smith is eager to accomplish it this time and considers it a special milestone in his career.

Ashes 2023 Squads:

Australia Squad: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Harris, Matt Renshaw, Josh Inglis, Todd Murphy, Scott Boland

England Squad: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Josh Tongue, James Anderson, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Daniel Lawrence, Matthew Potts, Rehan Ahmed

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