#politeenquiries: Is Steve Smith secretly a dark Sith Lord?

Jarrod Kimber and Firdose Monda consider if JP Duminy is the next Jacques Kallis (well, sort of), is there an answer for Australia at No 3 and whether Cape Town can produce a positive result

March 2, 2014

Posted by DarthKetan on (March 3, 2014, 17:10 GMT)

No, as a council member, I can tell you Steve Smith is not a Sith Lord...long way to go! Kevin Pietersen and Chris Gayle are being considered....

Posted by testcric4ever on (March 3, 2014, 12:19 GMT)

Hughes, like Marcus North, will for ever be one of those players who make runs at domestic level, but fall short at the top level. Twin hundreds in his second game followed by just 1 from his next 24.

Posted by wapuser on (March 3, 2014, 6:15 GMT)

How good was that first six down the ground drom steve smith. It was a straight drive but extended perfectly. Amazing shot. He is rapidly improving and gaining confidence to the point that bowlers dont want to bowl to him. He has all the shots, a solid defence but best thing about steve smith is he always is posotive no matter what and thats why selectors have always liked him. Plus he is young. If he keeps going at this rate by the end of his career he could be a great

Posted by Favell on (March 3, 2014, 5:51 GMT)

Oh for God's sake, Hughes can't continue to expect to get a game if he keeps on getting out in the same way. The Ozzie's need a reliable #3 and Hughes has had his chances so your use of the word "clearly" is not only arbitrary but inaccurate. There is no clear #3. If there was, he'd already be there.

Posted by inefekt on (March 3, 2014, 4:14 GMT)

There are some people that think Steve Smith is a Lord, their Lord and saviour that is! As for Australia's number three problem, Phil Hughes is clearly the best man for the job, he's a class or two above Doolan, Marsh etc. Just give him the job and tell him to play naturally and forget about what those silly coaches told him when they decided to ruin his technique, the same technique that saw him score twin hundreds in the second test in 2009. Great move guys.

Comments have now been closed for this article


Play Video
Warwickshire celebrate with Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 27, 2014 Ian Bell, Chris Woakes and William Porterfield were among the Warwickshire players and staff who celebrated their NatWest T20 Blast victory with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (01:04)

Play Video
'Which current England Test star made a duck on first-class debut?'

Aug 27, 2014 Ian Bell is quizzed about his own team-mates, among others. How much did he score? (03:13)


Play Video
Morgan can't live on past reputation

Match Preview: Andrew McGlashan looks ahead to the fourth ODI between England and India and asks how long Eoin Morgan can rely on his previous form (01:26) | Sep 1, 2014

Play Video
England need all-round improvement - Moores

Press Conference: England coach Peter Moores defended Eoin Morgan but refused to rule out that changes could still happen before the World Cup (01:31) | Sep 1, 2014

Play Video
Working on an action for all formats - Ashwin

Press Conference: R Ashwin talks about his progress during the tour of England and how he has adapted his action to suit all formats (03:22) | Sep 1, 2014