AUS vs SL: Why is Steve Smith Not Playing Today’s Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2022 Match?

Updated on: Oct 25, 2022 4:27 pm IST

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    Steve Smith AUS vs SL: In a massive breaking news, Steve Smith is once again not part of the Australia playing XI for their second encounter of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Sri Lanka scheduled to be played at the Perth Stadium in Perth. The Aaron Finch-led will be eyeing to pick up their first victory of this T20 competition as they suffered a massive 89-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their last encounter.

    AUS vs SL: Why is Steve Smith Not Playing Today’s Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2022 Match?

    During the toss, Aussie captain Aaron Finch stated that Steve Smith continues to warm the bench for the second consecutive game in this ongoing edition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Smith failed to be part of the playing XI during the first game against New Zealand as the Australian team management preferred explosive batsman Tim David in the side. There have been a lot of talks regarding Steve Smith’s approach in T20I cricket and poor strike-rate in the middle-overs. In a total of 62 T20I games, the right-hander has scored 1004 runs at a strike-rate of 125.34 that includes as many as 4 half-centuries while Tim David has a phenomenal strike-rate of close to 160.

    “We’ll bowl first, that’s the best strategy on this surface and we can’t think too far away in the tournament as of now. Looks like a decent pitch with a good grass surface. Adam Zampa is OUT with illness, replaced by Ashton Agar,” 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. Ashton Agar
    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
    26 October, 2022 England vs Ireland Melbourne 9:30 AM IST
    26 October, 2022 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Melbourne 1:30 PM IST
    27 October, 2022 South Africa vs Bangladesh Sydney 8:30 AM IST
    27 October, 2022 India vs Netherlands Sydney 12:30 PM IST
    27 October, 2022 Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Perth 4:30 PM IST
    28 October, 2022 Afghanistan vs Ireland Melbourne 9:30 AM IST
    28 October, 2022 England vs Australia Melbourne 1:30 PM IST
    29 October, 2022 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Sydney 1:30 PM IST
    30 October, 2022 Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Brisbane 8:30 PM IST
    30 October, 2022 Pakistan vs Netherlands Perth 12:30 PM IST
    30 October, 2022 India vs South Africa Perth 4:30 PM IST
    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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