Injured Steve Smith not to play third Ashes Test

Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming third Test of the three-match Ashes series against England due to concussion. Smith was hit on the back of his neck by a bouncer bowled by Test debutant Jofra Archer while batting at 80 during his side's first innings on the fourth day of the drawn second Test at Lord's Cricket Ground. The former Australian skipper immediately fell down on the ground following a blow before being attended by the physios of the two sides.

Subsequently, he retired hurt and was sent for the concussion test. After some time, Smith returned to the field and went on to play a valiant knock of 92 runs.