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Right call on Steve Smith... now David Warner needs to get nasty for Australia ahead of a huge moment in the Ashes I believe everything has been handled correctly ever since Steve Smith was hit I was not surprised Smith wanted to get back out but the right choice was made  This is a huge moment in the Ashes - Smith's absence is a huge blow for Australia What this does is put more pressure on David Warner, who has been too nice 

By Nasser Hussain for the Daily Mail

Published: 21:15 BST, 20 August 2019 | Updated: 21:15 BST, 20 August 2019

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It is easy to be wise after the event, but I believe everything has been handled correctly ever since Steve Smith was struck by that nasty blow on the neck by Jofra Archer at Lord's.

Once the Australia team doctor had completed the concussion protocols on Saturday, there was no reason why Smith should not resume his innings.

And when he was found to be suffering delayed concussion, the right thing was done again with Smith being taken out of the last day of the second Test and on Tuesday being ruled out of the third game at Headingley.

Everything has been handled correctly ever since Steve Smith was struck on the neck

Everything has been handled correctly ever since Steve Smith was struck on the neck

I'm certainly not taking the situation lightly. Cricketers are used to playing through pain, but anything that can affect the brain has to be treated with the utmost care. It is paramount for decisions like this to be taken by qualified medical staff rather than leaving it up to the player.

Cricketers have always been hit on the head and the last thing I want to see is them being taken out of the game

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