‘The Test’ gives a sneak peek of Australian dressing room during Smith-Archer’s Ashes battle
Cricket Australia shared new scenes from the dressing room at the Lord’s as Australia and England battled it out in the second Test of the 2019 Ashes.
Updated - Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Cricket Australia and Amazon Video’s exclusive documentary ‘The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team’ is surely becoming one of the most awaited for cricket fans all over the world. Encapsulating and never-seen-before footage will be on display in Amazon’s foray into cricket as it showcases the Kangaroos’ journey of redemption from sandpapergate to retaining the Ashes 2019 against England.
The ball-tampering scandal rocked the Australia cricket scene as the Cape Town Test against South Africa saw the leadership group consisting of Steve Smith and David Warner coaxing Cameron Bancroft into using sandpaper to change the condition of the ball for getting the undue advantage. For this, CA banned Bancroft for 9 months, while Smith and Warner were stripped of their captaincy and vice-captaincy respectively and banned for one year each.
The eight-part series will also show how the Kangaroos coped without two of their best batsmen for a whole year, losing series against India for the first time at home and getting pummeled against England in ODI series. In the latest sneak peek shared by Cricket Australia, dressing room scenes are revealed as Steve Smith and Jofra Archer battled it out in the Lord’s ground.
Jofra Archer bombarded the Australian batsmen with bouncers in Ashes
Cricket Australia shared new scenes from the dressing room at the Lord’s as Australia and England battled it out in the second Test of the 2019 Ashes. The focus was on the Jofra Archer vs Steve Smith battle, where Archer who was in the first Test series of his career, bombarding the Australian batsmen with short pitch deliveries which put the veteran under pressure and in awkward situations.
Things finally came to a standstill, when Smith was hit on the back of the head by a fast bouncer from Archer and went down for the count. The trailer shows how the dressing room reacted to the blow to their best batsman, with Steve Waugh looking concerned for Smith. Meanwhile, the blow resulted in Smith retiring hurt and being replaced by Marnus Labuschagne as the first-ever concussion substitute in Test matches, a rule brought just before this Ashes by the ICC to keep the batsmen safe.
Here is the newest trailer of CA’s documentary:
👀 SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK 👀
Watch the dramatic scenes unfold in the Aussie camp during the epic Ashes battle between Steve Smith and Jofra Archer at Lord's.
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