Australian batter Steve Smith pulled off an incredible diving catch in the County Championship match against Leice stershire. Smith arrived in England to play for Sussex as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Ashes tour which will be hosted by the Three Lions. In his short stint, Smith has already presented some memorable moments.
Going back to Smith’s magical catch, the Aussie international was stationed at the second slip as England international Rehan Ahmed faced off against Henry Crocombe. The 21-year-old right-arm pacer sent out a full delivery which managed to get an outside edge of Ahmed’s bat. The ball was flying away from the second slip but Steve Smith put in one of his trademark full-stretch dives to complete a magical catch.
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Talking about the former Australian captain’s availability in the tournament, Smith has so far played against Worcestershire and Leicestershire. Further, Smith will be available for the home game at The 1st Central County Ground, against Glamorgan which will include his Australian teammate Marnus Labuschagne on Thursday 18th May.
Smith has so far scored only 33 runs in the one-and-a-half matches he has played for Sussex and will hope to get in a big score against Leicestershire in the second innings or in the game against Glamorgan. Talking about his stint with Sussex, Steve Smith spoke about how he is excited to contribute to a successful season.
He said: “I am excited about joining Sussex for a few games in May and hopefully making a contribution to a successful season. I am particularly looking forward to working with the younger players in the squad and hoping I can provide some guidance to them."