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ENG Vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Steve Smith On Track To Return For Series Decider After Head Knock

Steve Smith missed the first two matches of the England vs Australia ODI series after getting hit on the head from a throwdown

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ENG Vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Steve Smith On Track To Return For Series Decider After Head Knock
Steve Smith during second England vs Australia T20I match in Southampton
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ENG Vs AUS, 3rd ODI: Steve Smith On Track To Return For Series Decider After Head Knock
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2020-09-15T18:44:50+05:30

Steve Smith will bat in the nets on Tuesday and is "definitely tracking in the right direction" to play in the deciding one-day cricket international against England, Australia coach Justin Langer said. (More Cricket News)

Australia's star batsman missed the first two matches of the ODI series after getting hit on the head from a throwdown by a member of the coaching staff in practice.

Smith was back running on Monday and has "ticked every box" so far in his recovery, Langer said.

Provided he gets through an eve-of-match net session, Smith seems primed to return for the Australians at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

"Fingers crossed," Langer said.

"We have been going through all the concussion protocols and he is definitely tracking in the direction. Hopefully he will be alright for tomorrow.

"If he doesn't come up again, we will keep his — like all of our players' — health in mind."

The series is tied at 1-1. It is Australia's last match on its limited-overs tour of England.

(AP)


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