Star Australian batsman Steve Smith feels the absence of skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma is not likely to hurt India much in the upcoming series as they have quality replacements available. While Rohit will miss the entire limited-overs series and at least two of the four Tests, Kohli will return to India after the first Test for the birth of his child.
Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith has expressed disappointment at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 not being held in India due to the coronavirus pandemic. He did add though that the conditions in Dubai might be like that in India.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was handed a one-year ban for ball-tampering, played down the lighter ban of four matches given to West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran for a similar offence.