AUS vs IRE: Why is Steve Smith Not Playing Today’s Australia vs Ireland T20 World Cup 2022 Match?

Updated on: Oct 31, 2022 1:19 pm IST

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    Steve Smith AUS vs IRE: In a big breaking news development, senior batsman Steve Smith has once again failed to find a spot in the Australia playing XI for their fourth game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Ireland scheduled to be played at The Gabba in Brisbane. Australia’s most recent game against arch-rivals England got washed out especially after their amazing 7-wicket victory against Sri Lanka earlier in this ongoing T20 competition.

    AUS vs IRE: Why is Steve Smith Not Playing Today’s Australia vs Ireland T20 World Cup 2022 Match?

    After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Australian captain Aaron Finch revealed that Steve Smith is still not playing this crucial game against Ireland. Barring Marcus Stoinis’ stunning half-century against Sri Lanka, the Aussie batting line-up with the likes of skipper Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell have not done well in the tournament so far and this is why, Smith’s exclusion has been doing the rounds. However, the Australian team management have backed the likes of Marsh and Tim David for this power-packed T20 format ahead of Steve Smith who does not have the best of strike-rate. Finch did mention that they have made a change to their side with leg-spinner Adam Zampa returning for Ashton Agar.

    “We would have bowled first as well, looks like a pretty good surface. We need to make sure we do the basics right. We haven’t talked about the net run rate yet. Adam Zampa is back for Agar. We considered all factors, we are pretty confident with the side we got,” said Australian captain Aaron Finch during the toss.

    AUS Playing 11

    1. David Warner
    2. Aaron Finch (C)
    3. Mitchell Marsh
    4. Glenn Maxwell
    5. Marcus Stoinis
    6. Tim David
    7. Matthew Wade (wk)
    8. Pat Cummins
    9. Mitchell Starc
    10. Adam Zampa
    11. Josh Hazlewood

    T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule

    Date Match Venue Time Result
    22 October, 2022 Australia vs New Zealand Sydney 12:30 PM IST New Zealand won by 89 runs
    22 October, 2022 England vs Afghanistan Perth 4:30 PM IST England won by 5 wickets
    23 October, 2022 Sri Lanka vs Ireland Hobart 9:30 AM IST Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
    23 October, 2022 India vs Pakistan Melbourne 1:30 PM IST India won by 4 wickets
    24 October, 2022 Bangladesh vs Netherlands Hobart 9:30 AM IST Bangladesh won by 9 runs
    24 October, 2022 South Africa vs Zimbabwe Hobart 1:30 PM IST No Result
    25 October, 2022 Australia vs Sri Lanka Perth 4:30 PM IST Australia won by 7 wickets
    26 October, 2022 England vs Ireland Melbourne 9:30 AM IST Ireland won by 5 runs
    26 October, 2022 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Melbourne 1:30 PM IST No result
    27 October, 2022 South Africa vs Bangladesh Sydney 8:30 AM IST South Africa won by 104 runs
    27 October, 2022 India vs Netherlands Sydney 12:30 PM IST India won by 56 runs
    27 October, 2022 Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Perth 4:30 PM IST Zimbabwe won by 1 run
    28 October, 2022 Afghanistan vs Ireland Melbourne 9:30 AM IST No Result
    28 October, 2022 England vs Australia Melbourne 1:30 PM IST No Result
    29 October, 2022 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Sydney 1:30 PM IST New Zealand won by 65 runs
    30 October, 2022 Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Brisbane 8:30 PM IST Bangladesh won by 3 runs
    30 October, 2022 Pakistan vs Netherlands Perth 12:30 PM IST Pakistan won by 6 wickets
    30 October, 2022 India vs South Africa Perth 4:30 PM IST South Africa won by 5 wickets
    31 October, 2022 Australia vs Ireland Brisbane 1:30 PM IST
    1 November, 2022 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Brisbane 9:30 AM IST
    1 November, 2022 England vs New Zealand Brisbane 1:30 PM IST
    2 November, 2022 Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Adelaide 9:30 AM IST
    2 November, 2022 India vs Bangladesh Adelaide 1:30 PM IST
    3 November, 2022 Pakistan vs South Africa Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    4 November, 2022 New Zealand vs Ireland Adelaide 9:30 AM IST
    4 November, 2022 Australia vs Afghanistan Adelaide 1:30 PM IST
    5 November, 2022 England vs Sri Lanka Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    6 November, 2022 South Africa vs Netherlands Adelaide 5:30 AM IST
    6 November, 2022 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Adelaide 9:30 AM IST
    6 November, 2022 India vs Zimbabwe Melbourne 1:30 PM IST
    9 November, 2022 1st Semi-Final Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    10 November, 2022 2nd Semi-Final Adelaide 1:30 PM IST
    13 November, 2022 Final Melbourne 1:30 PM IST

     

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