Nice to score some runs when you aren’t feeling good: Steve Smith

Ruben Hill
July 1, 2018

Sammy is set to captain Smith on Thursday night, when they team up for Toronto Nationals against Vancouver Knights in the inaugural match of Global T20 Canada. "You have to give people a chance and everybody should try to move on from this situation". It's obviously come under some extraordinary circumstances, but I was really mentally worn out after the Ashes.

"I had a bit of luck today and I didn't feel as good as I probably ever have but it's nice to score some runs when you're not feeling good, so hopefully some positive signs". I got here, haven't had a hit on turf, hit indoors yesterday and felt very good. "But for them to have the opportunity to go and promote other tournaments, I'd prefer if they're going to do that and have access to do that they have access to promote the Big Bash, for example", Watson told AAP.

"Bit of a break perhaps isn't the worse thing".

With Smith on 61, Aussie leggie Fawad Ahmed flighted one outside the off stump, and Smith came down the track to send it back to Australia.

Smith, typically a insane image of flailing arms and legs, was sending them over cover, the 'keeper's head and over long-on, hitting eight boundaries and a six in his 41-ball stay.

Vipul Agrawal, Co-Founder, Cricnwin said, "GT20 Canada league has been a revelation in the T20 Cricket and fans are eagerly waiting to watch their favourite players in action on the field in the promising league".

Having averaged only 20 in the one-day series against England in January and been clearly battling to cope with the demands of a long summer, Smith was given a breather for a T20 tri-series also featuring England and New Zealand and the captaincy was handed to David Warner. He was denied another catch due to a no ball but he looked like he was back where he belonged.

"Welcome to Canada", a local journalist replied.

With the temporary scoreboard down, a slab of astroturf bolted down in the outfield and the temporary grandstands less than half full but nonetheless boisterous, the game would have reminded Smith more of his days playing club cricket as a teenager than captaining the Australian side.

But it was the flawless comeback for Smith; modest, encouraging and low-key.

"There's no question the schedule is always incredibly challenging. especially after an Ashes series which is incredibly mentally draining with the pressure that's on for that whole series, and unfortunately that's just the reality of playing worldwide cricket". The last couple of months having some time off, I've been fortunate to do some really good work with Gotcha For Life and Gus Worland, talking about the mental health space and manning up and being vulnerable.

"It's been quite therapeutic for myself", he said on Friday.

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