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Smith says that Australia needs to get a grip on themselves soon

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After suffering two defeats on the trot in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Australia is currently playing Sri Lanka at Lucknow.

Moreover, today, the Aussies have a chance to finally make a comeback into the tournament as they require 210 runs to win.

However, before the match, veteran batter, Steve Smith came forward in his pre-match presser and stated that Australia had pushed themselves in a corner after two losses.

Not overthing much though we have lost two games. We put ourselves in a corner by the two sides, which has played really well. It is all about coming into the groove as soon as possible.

Additionally, he has also stated that Australia hasn’t check-marked all of its boxes at the moment and will have to figure out things fast.

The boxes aren’t ticked yet, which as the Australians, aren’t a good sign. We haven’t been able to pounce on the chances that we should try to hold on. We have to rectify and see how things go by.

Smith talks about the difficulties that Australia is facing at the moment

Furthermore, Smith also revealed that his side is currently playing in very varying conditions in the ongoing ODI World Cup.

But, he believes that his side can come out on top once again by crossing all the barriers that hinder their path.

The last time we were here, the pitch played two-paced. We were here last night. It was quite good to bat on during the evening. As the night progressed, the dew came in. Under lights, the ball swung a bit, and we have to take all these into consideration. The ball did nip around a bit last time during the match against South Africa. We need to apply ourselves if the dew does come in.

Talking about Australia’s performance in the World Cup, they lost their opening game to India in Chennai by six wickets.

Then, they lost once again to South Africa at Lucknow as they put up a very poor performance against the Proteas.

Currently, they are placed in 10th place with no points from two games.

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