SYDNEY – Steven Smith should cap off his remarkable summer by winning his first Allan Border Medal in Sydney on Tuesday night.
Steve Smith and David Warner are favourites on Cricket Australia’s night of nights.
Earlier, Shane Watson has said Steven Smith’s rich summer with the bat was reminiscent of Ricky Ponting at his best, and he said it was a privilege to have watched Smith reach such heights.
Smith is the favourite to win the Allan Border Medal on Tuesday night, after a summer that brought him centuries in all four Tests against India, as well as three ODI tons in the past four months.
Smith captained Australia to the Border-Gavaskar Trophy triumph after Michael Clarke was injured in the first Test in Adelaide, but the leadership did not have an adverse effect on his batting.
Not only did he scored centuries in all of his first three Tests in charge, he has also become the first player ever to make hundreds on both Test and ODI captaincy debut.
“It really has been a privilege to see the way he’s been batting and playing and also holding himself as well,” Watson said. “I’ve been very lucky through my career to be able to play with some of the great players that have played for Australia.
Ricky Ponting is someone who I idolised and was able to see up close how he dominated world cricket for such a long period of time.
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