Steve Smith will be absent from the white ball games, and Mitchell Swepson has been named as his replacement

Steve Smith, the Australian batter who will miss the forthcoming one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals against Pakistan, will instead undergo rehabilitation for an injured elbow. A century drought in Test cricket has plagued the right-handed batsman for an extended period of time. He has failed to accumulate the runs that he has in the past and has been out of the game for a long period of time. Despite the fact that it is not a serious ailment, Smith will now have plenty of time to recover from the injury he sustained last year.

A key part of Australia’s impressive 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the most recent three-match Test series was played by the 32-year-old, who scored some critical half-century while failing to reach the three-figure threshold. In the process, he also set a new record for the quickest player to complete 8000 test runs. The selectors have picked wrist-spinner Mitchell Swepson as the substitute for Smith in the limited-overs series to provide power to their spin attack.

Kontouris, Cricket Australia’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager, explained that Smith’s withdrawal was a proactive measure to ensure that he returned to full fitness as soon as possible. He also stated that it will ensure that the injury is addressed before it becomes a significant one in the future.

George Bailey, on the other hand, suggested Swepson as a possible substitute for Smith in order to broaden the range of possibilities available in the white-ball squad. Swepson just earned his Test debut for Australia, however, he has not yet represented the country in one-day internationals, despite having played seven Twenty20 internationals since his debut in 2018.