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Explained: Why is Steve Smith not playing against Afghanistan?

By Kaif - November 07, 2023 02:55 PM

Australia and Afghanistan will face each other in a crucial ODI World Cup 2023 match in Mumbai on Tuesday, November 7. And Australia made a big change in this match. Steve Smith was dropped from the playing 11 against AFG. So let us know why Steve Smith is not playing against Afghanistan.

Why is Steve Smith not playing against Afghanistan?

The 39th match of the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023 between Australia and Afghanistan is being played today, Tuesday, November 7, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Let us tell you that in this match, the Afghan team has won the toss and decided to bat first.

Also, let us tell you that veteran middle order batsman Steve Smith is not playing for Australia in this match. In such a situation, the question might be coming in your mind that why Smith is not playing in this match. So let us answer your question.

Explained: At the time of the toss regarding Steve Smith not playing in the match, Pat Cummins said that he was not well and was feeling dizzy during practice, due to which he has not been included in the playing11. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh will replace Steve Smith in the match.

AUS vs AFG (Australia vs Afghanistan) Playing 11

Australia (AUS) Confirmed Playing 11: 1. Travis Head, 2. David Warner, 3. Mitchell Marsh, 4. Marnus Labuschagne, 5. Josh Inglis(WK), 6. Glenn Maxwell, 7. Marcus Stoinis, 8. Pat Cummins(C), 9. Mitchell Starc, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Josh Hazlewood

Afghanistan (AFG) Confirmed Playing 11: 1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz(WK), 2. Ibrahim Zadran, 3. Rahmat Shah, 4. Hashmatullah Shahidi(C), 5. Azmatullah Omarzai, 6. Mohammad Nabi, 7. Ikram Alikhil(WK), 8. Rashid-Khan, 9. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, 10. Noor Ahmad, 11. Naveen-ul-Haq

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