Paine wants senior batsmen to step up and fill Smith void

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Archer got nowhere near the 96.1 miles per hour he clocked at Leeds and the threat of the bouncer was only minimal, but the conscious reduction of pace proved productive.

"Steve Smith's the best player in the world, he will come back in the next Test, if it's the next Test or the tour game (against Derbyshire, starting next week), and we're expecting him to be the same old Steve Smith".

"Jofra Archer is the quickest bowler I have kept wicket to in my career. If you provide good pitches, cricket can not be boring, cricket can not be damp, and [there will always] be those exciting moments, exciting bowling spells, great batting, and that is what people want to see", Tendulkar said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon.

Though he got here out to bat after retiring harm, the subsequent morning he was detected with concussion.

He recovered and performed commendably in Smith's stead, registering a 100-ball 59 as the tourists secured a nail-biting draw to preserve their 1-0 series lead, therefore earning his place for Leeds. "Test cricket suddenly became exciting and that is how it should be".

However, head coach Justin Langer has told his side to avoid being drawn into a bouncer battle with England and concentrate on winning the Ashes for the first time in 18 years on English soil. A while later, the batsman made his way back to the crease, but a section of England crowd was seen booing the player.

Rory Burns went next, before England's in-form batsman Ben Stokes, on eight, went for a shot he did not need to and edged to Warner - one of four catches taken by the Australia opener.

Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root
Jonny Bairstow reacts alongside Joe Root after dropping a catch from Marnus Labuschagne

"I know this Test World Championship has been announced but even to have this World Championship, you got to make cricket interesting, just by having another championship, cricket is not going to get interesting", he said.

However, despite Australia recording a low score of 179, there wasn't too much to cheer about at all for England fans inside Headingley on day two.

"Leaving the ball is also a very important part of batsmanship in 5-day matches, but if the matter is how you leave it then Steve Smith might be the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to leave the ball in some style".

"Normally you tend to glide those balls to third man and pick a single".

That was the fourth reprieve of his fortune-filled innings - two more drops and one authentic dismissal from a no-ball - and he was also forced to undergo two concussion tests on Saturday after being hit by a pair of bouncers.

"It's a bit like how (South Africa great) Dale Steyn with the new ball tried to just use the conditions and then sort of ramp it up when they need to. Once you have that balance the results follow, that is what our target is".

"The combination of physical fitness and mental fitness is important".

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