World Cup 2023: Steve Smith back among runs after changes in technique

Taking the traditional leg-stump guard and tweaking his grip from bottom to a top-handed one went a long way in Steve Smith regaining his form after a mini-slump in the ongoing World Cup.
On Wednesday, the 34-year-old smashed nine fours and a maximum on way to a solid 68-ball 71 and forged a 132-run partnership with David Warner (104) to lay the foundation of Australia’s mammoth 399-8.
Smith said he worked on a “couple of things” during the net sessions on Tuesday.
“I moved back to leg stump a little bit. I got my hands a little bit higher than what they’ve been for the last week. For some reason, they’ve dropped down a bit. I just felt it in the nets yesterday and everything sort of clicked back into place again,” he said after Australia beat the Netherlands by a record 309 runs.
“I felt like I was batting well a couple of weeks back against India. I thought I was actually getting back through the ball nicely on a pretty tough surface and and playing well and then for a week kind

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