The series, widely rated as one of the greatest in the longest format of the game, started off with a searing spell from England's Steve Harmison in which he hit Australian openers Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer before hitting Ponting which left him with a bloodied cheeck. Yes, they can say he is a cheat and thats why we are booing him but that is absolute rubbish to me.
Cricket Australia's sports science and sports medicine chief Alex Kountouris said it was only a matter of time before they became mandatory, revealing the International Cricket Council, Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board, and helmet manufacturers recently completed a major review.
Kountouris reiterated that Smith's well-being was top priority and commended doctor Saw for withdrawing the former captain on the crucial final day that saw Australia stutter their way to a draw.
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The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), which represents players, said it was wrong to hurl abuse at an injured player. It was a doubt whether he would continue after the blow, and a possibility of substituting Smith with Mithchell Marsh came out. "Beforehand, we didn't know the right equipment we were endorsing".
'I along with a few other players in the team find it a little bit different, uncomfortable to what we're used to, ' Smith said in London.
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The perks of the Tour Championship include a chase for a $15 million top prize, along with a spot in all the majors next year. He was tied for 31st, with about 18 players ahead of where he needs to be to move into the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings.
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Barty cleaned up her game in the second set, however, recovering the backhand slice that had deserted her in the opener. Seven-time champion Roger Federer was upset Thursday, leaving Djokovic as the only high seed left in the bracket.
It comes after Smith along with fellow players David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, were all booed as they walked onto the field at the beginning of a match earlier this month following their ban over the ball-tampering scandal.
"He seemed to be acting out of character and he completely misjudged the delivery that he got out to", said supporter Philip Somerville.
Smith, who fell to the ground, retired hurt after receiving on-field treatment.
Smith says he has tried wearing them, but never felt comfortable.
"I started to feel a little bit of a headache coming on last night as the adrenaline got out of my system", he said. "Archer was a bit shaken by it, he's a cool character, really calm, but you could tell in his eyes there was a little bit of concern there as well".
"But it's certainly something I need to probably have a look at".