Smith's doubtful second ODI against England, injury to head during practice

Smith's doubtful second ODI against England, injury to head during practice

Manchester. Australia's star batsman Steve Smith is doubtful to play in the second ODI against England on Sunday, who suffered a head injury during practice and will decide to play after the second 'concussion' test. Smith could not even play the first ODI, which Australia won by 19 runs. He suffered a head injury on a throw from the coaching staff during practice on the eve of the match. Smith, the world's number one Test batsman, got a concussion test and was kept out of the first match as a precautionary measure. 

A spokesman for the Australian team said that they would be examined again on Saturday. Only after that a decision will be taken on Sunday to play them. During the Ashes Test last year, he also had a bouncer for Joffra Archer on the Ladders and could not play in the second innings and the next match. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc will also be ruled out of the next match due to groin pain.