(Video) Aussie management frees Steve Smith of sheet anchor role in T20Is

Steve Smith has been ridden of his role of a sheet anchor as Australia seek to unlock their underperforming star’s T20 firepower ahead of this year’s World Cup. Smith started his international career as a dynamic limited-overs player but conceded his recent returns in the shortest format have been below par, despite featuring in Australia’s drought-breaking T20 world title win in the United Arab Emirates last year. The fact that Smith the T20 player was misfiring was underlined when he was overlooked at an Indian Premier League auction for the first time earlier this year, having once garnered multi-million dollar contracts.

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