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Perhaps Steve Smith was waiting for David Warner’s retirement, the greed to become an opener awakened in his mind!

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After the retirement of David Warner, there is a lot of discussion about who will open in his place in the Test. The names of players like Cameron Green and Marnus Labuschagne are coming to the fore at this time.

Steve Smith David Warner (Photo Source: X/Twitter)

David Warner and Steve Smith: The last match of the three-match Test series between Australia and Pakistan is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 3. This test match is the last match of David Warner’s test career. Warner has also announced his retirement from the ODI format, although he has expressed his desire to play in the ICC Champions Trophy 2025. David Warner will continue to play in the T20 format.

After the retirement of David Warner, there is a lot of discussion about who will open in his place in the Test. The names of players like Cameron Green and Marnus Labuschagne are coming to the fore at this time. But meanwhile, David Warner’s friend Steve Smith has expressed his desire to take his place.

I am looking forward to opening in Tests – Steve Smith

Australia’s legendary player Steve Smith has expressed his desire to open in the Test format. Speaking on ABC Grandstand after the third day of the third Test against Pakistan, Steve Smith said, ‘I would be happy to be in the top order, if that is what they want to do then I am very keen. I am sure the selectors and Ron (Andrew McDonald) and Pat Cummins will talk after this match. But yes, I am very interested in this role.

Steve Smith has been an amazing batsman for Australia at number-3 and number-4. At number-3, Steve Smith has scored runs at an average of 67.07, which includes 8 centuries. At the same time, in number-4, he has scored runs at an average of 61.46 which includes 19 centuries.

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Players like openers Matt Shaw, Cameron Bancroft and Marcus Harris are in line to replace David Warner in the Test format. Some experts have also taken the name of Cameron Green. Australia’s head coach Andrew McDonald had said a few weeks ago that Marnus Labuschagne bats at number 3.

After the retirement of David Warner, he can be promoted as an opener. After the Test series against Pakistan, Australia will play a Test series against West Indies at home. Whose first match will be played in Adelaide from 17 January.

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