AUS vs ENG 2018: England's style of cricket in ODIs risky for bigger tournaments, feels Smith

England won the ODI series 4-1.

Roy was severe with the bat  against Australia. (Getty)

Australian skipper Steve Smith has been beside his team even though the team has been going through a rough patch in recent times. 

An ODI series loss followed by a Test series win has just equated their performance against England and have opened up areas to improve. 

England on the other hand after failing in the Test series has bounced back strongly in the ODIs and went on to win the five-match series 4-1.

Smith has also promised to come back strongly in the ODIs. I think our one-day cricket has been disappointing for just over a year now, he told reporters in Melbourne on Tuesday (January 30). "A lot of it comes down to poor decision making and execution out in the middle. We've seen when we've played well and won games it's been about the top four, someone there going on and getting a really big score.Then others coming in and playing quite positively around the person getting that big score. That's the blueprint that I think works for us," he added.

Regarding England's risky style of play in ODIs, Smith said "England have played a different brand of cricket where they go really hard the whole time," he said. "That can be risky at times, particularly in big tournaments. You might get yourselves to the semi-finals or something but you can have those days where you get bowled out for 150. It can work against you as well."

Australia now have lost 11 of their last 13 completed ODIs.


By Anshuman Roy - 31 Jan, 2018

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