Michael Smith will make his World Cup of Darts debut this week for Team England and will be teaming with Rob Cross.
Smith spoke ahead of it and said that it will be one of his proudest moments in his career. As well as that he said that no matter what happens in terms of future rankings, he will always look back on it with pride.
“I can’t wait to represent my country, it will be one of the proudest moments of my career,” said Smith.
“Even if I were to fall down the rankings in later years and this turns out to be the only chance I get to play for England, I will always look back on it with pride.
“Everyone wants to represent their country in any sport, and last year I was doing everything I could to get into the team, it was one of my biggest aims.
“I’ve always played pairs matches in local competition and over the last couple of weeks I’ve been playing lots of pairs matches to get myself used to playing that format again.
“I think we’ve got a good chance of doing well, Rob had a great Premier League season, while I didn’t play badly but my doubles let me down.
“My scoring was there but I needed about 12 darts at double to win a leg, which wasn’t an accurate representation of how good I actually am on doubles and now I need to prove that.”
Author: Samuel Gill