Joe Root Hopes for Smith's Fast Recovery

Joe Root Hopes for Smith's Fast Recovery

Joe Root Hopes for Smith's Fast Recovery

Smith was hit by a bouncer from Jofra during second Test of the Ashes

A bouncer bowled by Jofra Archer hit the chin of Australia batsman Steve Smith during the second Test match of the Ashes series. The match which was held at Lord's in London ended with a draw, keeping Australia in the lead as they won the opening Test of this year's Ashes series.

The bouncer that hit Smith clocked at a speed of 94 mph. Smith was knocked to the ground and had to be carried off the field to be examined further. The Aussie batsman was deemed fine by medical staff and returned on the field later on. He reached 80 runs before the incident and continued on to make 92 runs during the match.

England skipper Joe Root recalls the incident and calls it 'a horrible moment'. Root was also surprised when Smith came back out to play again after the incident. 'All of us in the dressing room want to wish him a speedy recovery. It was not a nice moment and we'll plan for him to be ready and figure out ways to get him out,' Root continued.

It is currently unclear if Smith can play in the upcoming Test of the Ashes series at the Headingley in Leeds. The upcoming Test is the third match of the series. It will start on August 22 and will continue until August 27. England (-163.93) has the best odds on winning the Ashes 2019 series against Australia (+138). If you want to know more about betting on future cricket matches, you can check out Betwala for more information.

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