Be afraid, England: Smith showing signs of getting back into 2019 Ashes supreme form zone

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Steven Smith of Australia bats during day one of the ICC World Test Championship Final between Australia and India at The Oval on June 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Travis Head believes there are already signs Steve Smith is entering his 2019 Ashes zone after the pair’s dominant opening day against India at The Oval.

Smith went to stumps on 95 not out, needing five runs to score his fifth century in his last nine Test innings in England.

Together, they combined for an unbeaten 251-run stand, the highest fourth-wicket partnership by an Australian pair against India outside of Australia.

Head was the star of Wednesday with his unbeaten 146, but Smith wasn’t far behind.

50 to Steve Smith…

And some fans are REALLY excited ????#WTC23 | #WTCFinal

— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) June 7, 2023

And he is the man most likely to strike fear into Eng

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