AUSTRALIA TOUR OF ENGLAND, 2020 by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on ShareTweet Though Smith had passed a concussion test before the opening ODI, he was rested as a precautionary measure © AFP Steven Smith has passed a second concussion test on Saturday (September 12), Cricket Australia revealed, and could return to the Australia eleven for the second ODI against England in Manchester on Sunday. Smith had missed the opening ODI on Friday, with Australia skipper Aaron Finch mentioning before that game that he was rested as a precautionary measure after being struck on his head during a practice session. Although Smith had passed one concussion test earlier, Australia decided to play it safe and leave him out for the opening game, which the visitors won by 19 runs. Marcus Stoinis batted at No. 3 in Smith’s absence and came up with a promising knock of 43. “I think it was a good decision in the end,” Mitchell Marsh said after the game.”There’s no need to take unnecessary risks with head injuries. It probably gives our selection committee a few headaches now because the top order struck them beautifully, without getting a big score. Anytime you’ve got Steve Smith coming back… Read full this story
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