Get the app

Smith Turns Coach for His Local Club Side in Australia

During his time away from competitive cricket Steve Smith turned out for his local club Sutherland and then took on the role of coach of their first grade team after he injured his elbow.

Cricketnext Staff |March 5, 2019, 4:03 PM IST
Smith Turns Coach for His Local Club Side in Australia

During his time away from competitive cricket Steve Smith turned out for his local club Sutherland and then took on the role of coach of their first grade team after he injured his elbow.

Smith’s club has progressed to the semi-finals of the inaugural Premier Cricket T20 Championships, and it didn’t surprise many given the brains they had at their disposal. Alongside Smith, watching his son Austin was former captain Steve Waugh.

Sutherland’s opponents in the semi-final will be Victoria club Carlton, while the other semi-final will feature Perth's Melville club against University of Queensland.

While off the field, Smith kept a close eye on their opponents and continuously shared his insights with batters.

Smith played for Sutherland earlier this summer while serving his 12-month suspension from state and international cricket, but is presently sidelined having undergone surgery seven weeks ago to repair a damaged ligament in his right elbow.

Smith, who’s has only returned to batting in the nets recently remains unable to play cross-bat shots or engage in bowling or throwing, will finish serving his ban on March 28. The ace Australian batsman is expected return to the upcoming IPL that begins on March 23 before the ICC World Cup and the Ashes.

Related stories

'Feeling good' - Smith Back in Nets After Elbow Surgery
Cricketnext Staff | March 1, 2019, 12:43 PM IST

'Feeling good' - Smith Back in Nets After Elbow Surgery

All Three of Us Stuck by Each Other During Our Bans: Bancroft
Cricketnext Staff | February 25, 2019, 10:46 AM IST

All Three of Us Stuck by Each Other During Our Bans: Bancroft

Smith and Warner to Play 'Huge' Part in Ashes Series: Paine
Cricketnext Staff | February 4, 2019, 1:12 PM IST

Smith and Warner to Play 'Huge' Part in Ashes Series: Paine

Also Watch

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
see more