Wednesday 15 December 2010 

Smith To Lead Australia's Spin Attack In Perth?

Smith To Lead Australia's Spin Attack In Perth?
Smith To Lead Australia's Spin Attack In Perth?
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If Australia are to go into the third Ashes Test at Perth with four quick bowlers, as could well be the case, then leg-spinner Steven Smith will be their number one spin-bowling option.

That would mean that uncapped left-arm slow bowler Michael Beer would miss out on selection with Australia poised instead to select Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus with Shane Watson as a fifth quick-bowling choice.

Smith has taken three wickets in two Test matches - both against Pakistan this summer in England - 41 wickets (at an average of 44.80) in 20 first-class matches for Australia, Australia A and New South Wales.

The third Test gets underway on 16th December with Australia 1-0 down in the five-match series.

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