Joker role for Steven Smith

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Steven Smith’s all-round skills are so well honed that he’s been asked to be the side’s funny man in his first Ashes Test. In a strange request for a 21-year-old, Smith has been called to boost the morale of Australia’s struggling outfit as well as provide runs at No.6 and wickets with his legspin.

“I’ve been told that I’ve got to come into the side and be fun,” Smith said at the WACA. “For me, it’s about having energy in the field and making sure I’m having fun and making sure everyone else around is having fun, whether it be telling a joke or something like that. It’s to make sure we’re all upbeat and we’re ready to go. I think that’s something I can bring to this side.”

Full story: ESPNcricinfo

 

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