IND vs AUS: Australia in difficulty, Smith was not ‘fit’ – only 10 minutes on the field – IND vs AUS Steve Smith lost the net session due to a painful tempo.

Story highlights

  • Smith did not practice due to back swelling
  • The Australian team is facing fitness problems
  • The series against Team India starts from Thursday

The Australian team is struggling with fitness issues ahead of the four-Test series against India. Top batsman Steve Smith missed an important practice session on Tuesday due to a swelling in his hip.

Smith spent about 10 minutes warming up with his teammates, including some stretching exercises. After that he did not attend the football session and went straight to the dressing room. Her hips were bent when lifting the ball.

Team physio David Beckley also came to the dressing room with him. Day and night testing begins on Thursday. Smith is not expected to return to practice until Wednesday.

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A spokesman for the team said there was no doubt about Smith’s availability, according to Australian media. The Australian camp didn’t do much, but Smith did not return to practice.

Smith had a superb performance in the limited overs series and also scored a century in two ODIs.