Steve Smith might have played arguably his best knock of the IPL season over the weekend, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his World Cup selection was justified.
On the latest Game of Codes podcast, we chatted with Roar cricket Expert Geoff Lemon about Smith’s form, and what it means for Australia’s chances at this year’s World Cup.
While Smith’s matchwinning 59 off 48 balls for the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday was a classy innings, Geoff isn’t quite convinced about his Australian selection. Have a listen to the podcast in the player above to hear the debate about Smith’s place in the side.
The former Australian skipper revealed after the match he still hasn’t fully recovered from the elbow injury which prematurely ended his Bangladesh Premier League stint earlier in the year, saying he’s still a few weeks away from reaching full fitness.
Despite the injury, Smith has now scored 245 runs at an average of 49 and strike rate of 110 this IPL season.
David Warner, meanwhile, is scoring half-centuries for fun in the IPL, notching his sixth fifty of the season for Sunrisers Hyderabad over the weekend and ensuring the Australian selectors have a headache when it comes to picking the top order. How the former vice-captain fits into the XI was another topic we covered off in the podcast.