Amir, who retired from international cricket in December, 2020 after differences with the team management was one of Pakistan's star performers in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final.
However, going into the last two days, former Australian cricketer Ponting felt the likes of Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins will pose big threat to the Indian batting lineup.
Smith has been enduring a horror run in the ongoing Test series against India, failing to play any knock of significance so far
Indians know Smith's strength is off the pads, so they’ve put fielders there to block up the runs but then bowled straight at the stumps, so he just has to miss one or edge one
Former England captain Michael Vaughan too believes that Smith should lead in case their regular skippers suffer any injury. Smith was leading Australia in all three formats before the ball-tampering incident in 2018 and Vaughan wants it to end there.
Kohli is probably the most complete player out of the three of them across formats. His ability to chase things down in the limited-overs format and to pace it as well as he does as often as he does and be not out at the end is extraordinary, says Root
After a good bowling performance saw Rajasthan Royals restrict Chennai Super Kings to a modest 125/5.
Their batting unit, led by Smith and Sanju Samson, was firing in the first two matches. However, these batters are awfully out of form even before the tournament reached the half-way stage.
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