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    Suggest ways to get Steve Smith out

    If my short-span memory serves me correctly there haven't been many occasions where a bowler has "genuinely" dismissed Steve Smith. What I mean by genuinely is the bowler having the intention to dismiss the batsman off a particular type of delivery or set up the batsman etc. If I'm not wrong Smith, on most occasions gets himself out.

    Opposition captains have tried a few methods to get Steve out, the most used "method" is ought to be the fast medium bowler bowling a 5-6 stump line, but that plan rarely works.

    On most occasions Steve will not be facing the new ball, so that rules out conventional swing.

    Steve Smith played Yasir with ease in the UAE back in 2014, meaning Smith wouldn't be troubled in Australia either.

    That doesn't leave many options left to get Smith out.

    Your thoughts?

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    Yorkers

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    4th/5th stump line. Need to let him drive and play away from his body. South African seamers caught him out driving a few time. He doesn't seem to move to far across his stumps though now.

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    Don't even try. Keep bowling 6th-7th stump channel and test his patience. He won't be able to leave the ball for too long.

    If Wahab's bowling in tandem, then he has to pepper him with fielders in place. Basically dry all the runs on the front foot and force him to play cross batted shots. If he's going to score off the front foot then he has to reach for the ball.
    Last edited by Chief Destroyer; 3rd December 2016 at 19:49.

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    He's not our biggest problem tbh.

    Warner is the guy.

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    Sher Khan will take care of him

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    Tell him Glenn Maxwell said something mean, he'll run right off the crease to issue a fine

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    Steve Smith vs Pakistani Left handed bowlers

    Survived an LBW dismissal today because Boult and Kane did not go for the review, otherwise he was out.

    Smith has shown some weakness against left handed pacers. He shuffles too much on the crease. It is safe to say that Pakistan will play at least 2 left-handed fast bowlers in every match, be it Aamir and Wahab or Aamir and Rahat or Rahat and Wahab.

    Do you think facing 2 left-handed bowlers will be a worry for Smith?

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    Maybe he does have some weakness to left arm pacers, but our pacers aren't good enough to exploit it

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    I think this is something Pakistani pacers should target. Don't give him anything wide and short. He will smash it throughout the day.

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    No.

    Lots of bowlers have tried this, and it virtually never works.

    What you have to do with Smith is be a right-armer (or go round the wicket if you are a left-armer) and bowl a full length almost a metre (three feet) outside his off-stump. Eventually he will nick a ball to third slip.

    If Amir or Wahab or Rahat bowl over the wicket he will just hit every ball onto the onside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    No.

    Lots of bowlers have tried this, and it virtually never works.

    What you have to do with Smith is be a right-armer (or go round the wicket if you are a left-armer) and bowl a full length almost a metre (three feet) outside his off-stump. Eventually he will nick a ball to third slip.

    If Amir or Wahab or Rahat bowl over the wicket he will just hit every ball onto the onside.
    Has Smith recently faced any bowling attack with 2 left-handed pacers? Pakistan can go with even all 3 of Aamir, Rahat, and Wahab.

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    He's insane, six test centuries against us in last 7 matches.

    I don't think there exist any plan which will yield his wicket tomorrow .

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    Quote Originally Posted by prtikul View Post
    He's insane, six test centuries against us in last 7 matches.

    I don't think there exist any plan which will yield his wicket tomorrow .
    Nick him driving through covers angling the ball away from him just like Amir has done multiple times.


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    At the moment it's almost impossible. His hand eye coordination is almost unmatched in modern cricket and his recent spat with kohli has made him even more determined.

    The only way I can think of is bowling dead straight to him and hope that he misses one and gets leg befored since he goes long way across the crease to play the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRay View Post
    At the moment it's almost impossible. His hand eye coordination is almost unmatched in modern cricket and his recent spat with kohli has made him even more determined.

    The only way I can think of is bowling dead straight to him and hope that he misses one and gets leg befored since he goes long way across the crease to play the ball.
    He will score 100 (150) if you continue this tactics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    He will score 100 (150) if you continue this tactics.
    I know. He never misses the straight ones (yes it's quite bizarre that he always whips it through mid wicket from the middle of the stump but always gives the vibe that he'll miss one). But that's the only way I can think of. Could be tried when he's new at the crease, not when he's set.

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    Bowl outside off trying to get him to knick in the slip cauldron, the way he opens up his stance it'd be difficult for him to drive through (extra) cover. He's also been caught, by keeper & others, way more than the number of lbws or bowled. Ideally the off or 5th stump line, depending on pitch & over head conditions, with the odd short ball & the surprise full drive right on the stumps would be ideal. The way he's opened up his stance in India, he'd have trouble driving & playing the short ball, considering the bounce is consistent. The key is the line, keep it consistent, then mix it with length & make the full ball on stumps count. Basically drag him wide outside off & then bowl the odd full ball or short delivery, he shouldn't be fed on his pads to unleash the flick.
    Last edited by R0H1T; 19th March 2017 at 16:42.

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    NZ got him out a couple of times by bowling at his body and employing a leg slip. He has a habit of going too far across the stumps and if the bowl is fast and at his ribs then the only shot available to him is the glance to leg slip.


    Even during the Pak series he played uppishly in that region a couple of times and the commentators pointed out this flaw in his technique as well but we never put in a leg slip.


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    I think he's only looked confused vs swing in England, and that would trouble anybody.

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    People give him a bad rap for his technique and stance but honesty I feel that has a lot to do with his success

    The way he shuffles and changes his stance he ensures that he almost will never get out to an incoming delivery this taking Out a large percentage of dismissal forms

    To me a weakness seems to be an away swinging delivery where he nicks it to slip but you also need quick bowlers operating at optimum level to pull it off

    Otherwise depend on an error of judgement of some brain fade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post


    Otherwise depend on an error of judgement of some brain fade
    Smith likes brain fades.

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    Bowl the delivery that Amir bowled to him in 2010,absolutely unplayable even for the likes of him,pitching on leg stump and beautifully out swinging to hit the off stump with some serious pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    NZ got him out a couple of times by bowling at his body and employing a leg slip. He has a habit of going too far across the stumps and if the bowl is fast and at his ribs then the only shot available to him is the glance to leg slip.


    Even during the Pak series he played uppishly in that region a couple of times and the commentators pointed out this flaw in his technique as well but we never put in a leg slip.
    I remember Yadav getting Smith once or twice in that region as well.

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    The idea to get him out tomorrow must be to keep taking wickets on the other end and when he comes on to bat, he will want to keep the strike. So bowl a leg stump line, pack the on side with fielders to stop the single on the 5th and 6th deliveries. That will put pressure on him and he will make a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsalan Pro View Post
    Bowl the delivery that Amir bowled to him in 2010,absolutely unplayable even for the likes of him,pitching on leg stump and beautifully out swinging to hit the off stump with some serious pace.
    No one is bowling a delivery like that on a phatta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    No one is bowling a delivery like that on a phatta.
    Nowadays no one can bowl these kind of deliveries, be it anywhere.

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    He loves bashing the indian trundlers..

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    a good out swinging delivery from over the wicket is the best bet, pitching in middle and off stump line and swinging away from him, best results will be with the new ball, but good reverse swing bowlers can do that as well.
    Last edited by Citizen4; 19th March 2017 at 19:58.

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