“I don’t like to wait”: Steve Smith opens up on taking David Warner’s opening slot

Former Australia captain Steve Smith has opened up about opening for Australia in Test cricket. He is all set to take the slot following David Warner’s retirement from the red-ball format.

Australia will play a two-match Test series against West Indies at home. Smith was preferred over Matt Renshaw and Cameron Bancroft.

“I spoke to Andrew McDonald and Pat Cummins about the possibility of opening for Australia. I told them that I was dead serious and with Cameron Green in the squad, I can open the batting with him batting at no.4 slot,” Steve Smith said.

Smith was made to wait for his batting since Marnus Labuschagne performed exceptionally well at the number 3 spot.

“I think since Marnus Labuschagne has done a good job for Australia at number three. I have to wait for a long time to bat and I don’t like to wait. When you are opening the batting, you don’t have to think about such things as you can in and face the ball from the first over.”

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