“It’s [India] a difficult place to win a Test match, let alone a series. “It would be huge if we could topple that mountain,” Smith said.
Before the highly anticipated Test series against India, Australia’s star batter Steve Smith stated that winning a series on Indian soil would be “bigger” than winning the Ashes. The two bitter rivals will square off in a four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy series beginning on Thursday, February 9.
Cricket’s oldest rivalry, known as ‘the Ashes,’ between arch-rivals Australia and England, is one of the sport’s most anticipated rivalries. However, Smith addressed the challenge of playing in India, where winning is more difficult than winning the Ashes.
“It’s a difficult place to win a Test match, let alone a series. It would be enormous if we could bring that mountain down. “I think a win in India would be bigger than an Ashes series,” Smith said.
Smith is riding high on confidence following a great season for the Sydney Sixers in the recently concluded Big Bash League (BBL). In just five innings, he scored 346 runs at an average of 86.50, including one half-century and two centuries.