“The Border Gavaskar Trophy will be a real hoopla, Smith will be the key wicket”

Steve Smith shone for the Sydney Sixers as the Sydney Thunder hit 125 runs in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) on Saturday, January 21 in Sydney.

The right-hander hit 125 of 66 balls for a batting average of 189.39, including nine sixes and four boundaries. He also shared an unbeaten 155-run partnership with Moises Henriques 45 (36) for the third wicket as the Sixers went 187/2 in 20 overs.

GIGANTIC! Steve Smith picks up right where he left stuff in Coffs 💥 #BBL12

In response, the Thunders were bundled for 62 runs in 14.4 overs.

Smith had previously hit 101 balls on 56 against the Adelaide Strikers, who won the Sixers by 59 runs.

The 33-year-old hit his 30th test tone at home against South Africa recently. He also emerged as the top running scorer in the three-game series with 231 carries at a 57.75 average.

Fans expressed their excitement to see Steve Smith in the upcoming Test series in India.

Here are some of the top twitter reactions:

The incredible Steve Smith threw 125* from 66 balls, including 5 fours and 9 sixes. Also in the last game he scored 101 (56).

Worlds separate the influence of Steve Smith and David Warner at this year’s BBL.

“Steve Smith is done in the t20 format,” they said to him in fast-forward as he hit consecutive 100s in t20

Ban my guy Steve Smith from playing cricket in any form and he’ll make a smashing comeback with two straight hundreds. First in the Ashes ’19 and now in the BBL 2023/23.

Steve Smith arriving in Hove for his County Stint

Steve Smith Centuries back in time. apparently he finished in his 20s. #SteveSmith

Consecutive centuries for Steve Smith in BBL? Whoa! Wow! 🤯🫶🏻

Steve Smith enjoys an excellent record in Tests against India

Steve Smith has an excellent record in Tests against India. He has accumulated 3044 runs in 32 tests with an average of 59.69, including 11 centuries and as many fifties.

In India, Smith has scored 660 runs in six Tests averaging 60, including three tons. He will look to continue his purple patch as the Aussies eye their first Test series win in India since 2004.

Last year he scored 876 runs in 11 Tests with an average of 58.40, including two hundred and three and a half centuries.

With 353 runs in the Test series, Smith could also become the fastest batter to reach 9,000 Test runs. So far he has 8,647 runs in 162 innings. Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka reached the milestone in 172 innings.

The first of the four-game Test series between India and Australia begins on February 9 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

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