Steve Smith expects to return to form at World T20

Australia captain Steve Smith said he does not feel out of sorts despite his lack of runs at the World Twenty20.

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Steve Smith is backing himself to return to form as he attempts to inspire Australia to a first World Twenty20 title.

Smith has not made a Twenty20 international half-century since scoring 90 against England in Cardiff last August and has mustered just 20 runs in two innings in the World Twenty20.

The top-ranked Test batsman is under increased pressure to deliver in the shortest format of the game after replacing Aaron Finch as T20 captain in February.

Australia will be assured of a place in the semi-finals of the World T20 if they beat Pakistan on Friday and defeat hosts India two days later.

And Smith is not lacking confidence despite his lack of runs.

"I don't feel too bad," he said. "I had a pretty good net [on Thursday] working on a few things and got my swing quite good so I'm pretty happy.

"[It's] just about trying to spend a bit of time in the middle and get a score, [which] would be nice."

Smith was bowled in the victory over Bangladesh after missing out on a Mustafizur Rahman delivery, which he would have been expected to put away off his pads, but the right-hander is not dwelling on that dismissal. 

"I haven't missed too much on my pads I reckon over the last two years, so I'm not too disappointed about it, I'm not thinking about it too much," Smith said.

"That happens in cricket every now and then and I'll hopefully hit the next one for four hopefully."

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