Steve Smith about his team's performance and the 'concern'
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Steve Smith is happy with Australia's performance after their win over West Indies. Steve Smith is only worried about one thing. "I thought we played some really good cricket," said Smith, as quoted by www.cribuzz.com. "Obviously first Test match, no one below the top five got a bat so you are doing something right.
This Test, two big hundreds in the top five. That is what we're about and how we're trying to play our cricket. I don't think there are any concerns. It's probably not ideal that a few of our batters from six onwards haven't had a great deal of time in the middle.
That is probably the only real concern if you want to call it that. But they are also spending a lot of time in the nets batting, and batting well. It's been a good series for us. We have played good cricket and hopefully we can take that into South Africa," Smith said.
He thinks that this is a great experience for the batters. Smith is optimistic about the future and believes that this team has the capacity for great things. "It's a big step up. They have a quality pace attack, some experience there.
It makes for a good series, all the boys are really excited for it. "Sometimes when you're facing faster bowlers, that can be easier to score than when you are facing 130 and nibbling them around. I think that's the key to any attack, is having that variety so you're never getting into a real rhythm as a batter.
South Africa provide that, they have [Anrich] Nortje bowling 150, [Kagiso] Rabada 140 to 150 bowling slightly different. And then a left-armer in [Marco] Jansen as well and then a spinner in [Keshav] Maharaj. So it will be a good challenge. And hopefully we can continue how we have started the summer."