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Ashes 2017 (2nd Test): James Anderson has Plan B to tackle Steve Smith

by Athar Ansari Nov 30, -0001 • 00:00 AM

Adelaide, Nov 30 (CRICKETNMORE) - After failing to tame Australia skipper Steve Smith in the Ashes opener at the Gabba, English pace spearhead James Anderson on Thursday revealed another strategy to keep the right-hander silent in the second Test, starting on Saturday.

"I just think you've almost got to take him out of the picture when you're bowling because if your eyeline is watching him and what he's doing, then I think it really distracts you from where you want the ball to go," Anderson told reporters here.

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"You've got to really try and almost blank him out and really focus on where you want the ball to go. Obviously, the plans to him, I wouldn't say they didn't work, but we didn't get him out, so they worked to an extent."

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