Ashes 2019: Steve Smith has instilled belief in the Australian camp - Michael Kasprowicz

Michael Kasprowicz feels that the performance by Steve Smith in the first Ashes Test will instill belief in the Australian camp. Here is what he had to say
Ashes 2019: Steve Smith has instilled belief in the Australian camp - Michael KasprowiczAshes 2019: Steve Smith has instilled belief in the Australian camp - Michael Kasprowicz
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Former Australian pacer Michael Kasprowicz feels that the self-belief and the abundance of pace bowlers in the Aussie camp will give them an edge over Englandin the remaining Tests. He also believes that the way in which Australia fought back after being 122/8 on Day one, will be a huge boost when the second Test begins on August 14. In the first Test, Steve Smith made 144 and 142 as Australia won the game comfortably by 251 runs.

Kasprowicz said, "It's an amazing feeling when a team has that belief, when you believe you can win from anywhere. It's strong and I really think Justin has put that in there. They'll all realize that's the case and you'll find the players will be ready for this game."  

On Steve Smith's twin tons in the Egdbaston Test, he said, "The way he played that's going to instill belief in the team. It's so infectious."

Kasprowicz was reluctant to offer an opinion about whether Mitchell Starc or Josh Hazlewood should be recalled, considering the nature of Lord's, "One of the most exciting things is the depth of fast bowling in Australia right now. There's a lot of great players who weren't able to make the side."

The next Ashes Test will commence on 14th August at the Mecca of Cricket. Currently, Tim Paine and his men are sightseeing and watching soccer in London. Some of them were spotted in Manchester City's season opener against West Ham.

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