Steve Smith is ready to open for Australia in the Test, perhaps captain Pat Cummins is not happy..!

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David Warner was debuting for Australia since his Test debut. Steve Smith is now all set to take his place.

Steve Smith Pat Cummins (Photo Source: X/Twitter)

Steve Smith and Pat Cummins: The Australian team has been seen hoisting its flag on the cricket stage last season. Under the captaincy of Pat Cummins, the team is now ready for the West Indies Challenge. The first match of the two-match Test series between the two teams will be played from January 17. In this Test series, Steve Smith will be seen opening for the first time in Test cricket.

After the retirement of David Warner, there was a lot of discussion about who will replace him, the management has shown confidence in Steve Smith. Pat Cummins has given a big statement regarding the new role of Steve Smith before the Test series against West Indies.

Pat Cummins said this about Steve Smith

David Warner was debuting for Australia since his Test debut. Steve Smith is now all set to take his place. Pat Cummins, speaking to The Guardian before the Test series against West Indies, said, ‘This is a new challenge for him, which I don’t think you can underestimate. I have never seen him as happy and energetic as I have seen him in the nets in recent times.

‘Watching someone who has achieved everything in sports get really excited about a new challenge, you can see that his mind is already spinning about how he can do things in slightly different ways. Will work from… It’s like being active again.

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Pat Cummins further said, ‘Our intention is not to give just a few Test matches. We want this change to be permanent. We don’t want to give a chance to this Steve Smith but want to give a chance to Cameron Green and others.

Australia cricket team recently won the test series against Pakistan 3-0. Australia would like to maintain the same confidence against West Indies.

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