‘It would be great to end the series 5-0’, says Steven Smith

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“It’s just nice to keep winning”

Australia all-rounder Steven Smith has announced that “it would be great” if the baggy greens were able to whitewash England 5-0 in the ongoing ODI series.

Smith’s comments come after Australia whitewashed England 5-0 in the recently concluded Ashes series and currently hold a 3-0 lead in the ODI series.

“It’s just nice to keep winning,” Smith said. “We haven’t really worried about England at all to be honest. Throughout this whole tour it’s just been about us and the way we’ve played.

“It would be great to end the series 5-0 and that is our goal but we’ve just got to take each game at a time and try and continue playing good cricket.

“Everyone’s in good form. We’re in a pretty confident space at the moment playing good cricket.

“Hopefully we can carry on with the way we’ve played and a few boys can step up and make some big runs.”

Smith is set to play his first ODI in more than a year, but the 24-year-old has already set his sights on representing Australia in next year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup.

“It (the World Cup) is obviously still a fair way away but every opportunity you get, you’ve got to try and impress,” he said. “I haven’t played for a while now so hopefully I can come out and make an impact and hopefully win a couple of games for Australia. It’s nice to be back.

“Obviously the boys have set a pretty good platform for me, 3-0 up going into this game. Hopefully we can finish the series well and get a clean sweep.”

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