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Who gets to bowl first at Steven Smith? | ESPNcricinfo.com


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Umesh Yadav
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I'd ask him to bowl a fourth/fifth-stump line with a regulation field (three slips, gully, backward point, mid-off, mid-on, midwicket, fine leg) and not get drawn into attacking those shuffling pads. He is quite used to bowling long spells, and Smith doesn't like the ball coming back in - which Boult is good at. And while the SCG track might sap some of his juice, a fresh Archer with a still-shiny ball should keep his three slips and gully interested (don't make the mistake of not trying to find Smith's outside edge early on). As soon as Smith arrives, I'd bring on Kumara, a right-arm quick who can touch 150kph on a good day, and have him bowl short at Smith with the leg-side stacked - a short leg (maybe slightly in front of square), fine leg, and perhaps even a leg slip or a backward square leg are in place. From the other end, provided neither of the opening bowlers is bowling an especially hot spell, I'd have Embuldeniya and set a tight field, with a slip and short leg as the only catchers to start with. The new Kookaburra is swinging, so Roach will keep Smith hungry by pitching short of a length and moving the ball away wide of off stump.

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