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ENG vs AUS | Steve Smith passes concussion test, available to play second ODI

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Star Australia batsman Steve Smith has been cleared to participate within the second ODI in opposition to England after passing a second concussion check on Saturday.

Smith was a late withdrawal from Friday’s first ODI, which Australia received by 19 runs to go 1-0 up within the three-match sequence, after sustaining a blow on the pinnacle within the nets from a throw-down by a training employees member on the eve of the match.

The 31-year-old was withdrawn from the enjoying XI of the primary ODI “as a precautionary measure.”

However, Smith has handed the 2 concussion checks, one on Friday and the opposite on Saturday, in accordance to cricket.com.au.

“I think it was a good decision in the end. There’s no need to take unnecessary risks with head injuries,” all-rounder Mitch Marsh mentioned.

“It probably gives our selection committee a few headaches now because the top order struck them beautifully, without getting a big score. Anytime you’ve got Steve Smith coming back into the team it’s a great feeling,” he added.

Smith was additionally infamously felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord’s throughout final 12 months’s Ashes. That knock prompted him to miss the second innings of that Test and the next match as effectively.

Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc skilled some groin ache on Friday. He managed to full his 10 overs after slipping on the sector however can be anticipated to play on Sunday.

“He’s a little bit sore but we’ll see how he pulls up and go from there,” Josh Hazlewood mentioned.

Australia are in with an opportunity to declare a bilateral ODI sequence win over England for the primary time since 2015 and finish the latest dominance by Eoin Morgan’s males in 50-over cricket. England have received 11 of their previous 14 encounters in opposition to Australia.

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