Steve Smith

Steve Smith is the current captain of Australia. Smith was initially selected as a bowler but eventually, his batting prowess came through and he was selected in the Australian team as an all rounder. By the time he was made captain of the Australian Test side, Smith was recognised as one of the best batsmen of his generation and nothing more than an occassional bowler. While being comfortable driving and pulling the fast bowlers, Smith is quick-footed and adept at facing spin too making him as lethal in the subcontinent as he is anywhere else. In 2014-15, he scored centuries in all four of first innings against India. He was only 25 when he got was made captain, due to the unavailability of the injured Michael Clarke and Australia's performance under him and his own unfettered stacking up of runs despite the added responsibility, he was viewed as the natural successor to Clarke. It was confirmed by Clarke's retirement in 2015. While known for his tenacious demeanour on the crease in Tests, he can also switch to a truly destructive style in T20s and ODIs. He was Australia's highest run-getter in the 2015 World Cup.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes’ thunder sends Australia down under

Australia had a firm grip on the match when the opening duo of Alex Hales and Jason Roy were sent home early. At one point England was tottering at 35/3. But from thereon Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan stole the show.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia take the ‘Bowling Bar’ challenge to nail yorkers, watch video

Australia have resorted to some unusual tactics to nail the yorker. They play England in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in a match that they need to win to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England are predictable, says Australia captain Steve Smith

Australia play England in a must-win match for them to stay alive in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Captain Steve Smith said that there are a few aspects of England’s game that Australia are familiar with.

England vs Australia, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Preview: Australia take on England in must-win game

Australia possesses one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world. Players like David Warner, Chris Lynn, Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell are match-winners and have the capability to plunder any bowling attack.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We’ve just got to beat England, says Steve Smith

Australia are left in a lurch in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after both their starting group games – against New Zealand and Bangladesh were called off by rain. To make things trickier, they’ve only batted 25 overs to get little practice.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017, New Zealand vs Australia: Steve Smith admits Aussies got lucky in rain-abandoned match

Australia were in trouble at 53/3 after nine overs before rain came calling and covers were brought on. After many interruptions, the match was eventually called off with the game already shortened as Australia chased 235 runs in 33 overs.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017, New Zealand vs Australia: One of our worst bowling displays in a long time, says Steve Smith

Australia conceded 291 runs in 45 overs against New Zealand in the first of their ICC Champions Trophy encounters. They did get their neighbours out cheaply in the end but not before enough damage was done. The game was washed out in the end.

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Happy Birthday Steve Smith: The Australian skipper turns 28

Australian skipper Steve Smith turned 28 on Friday. Smith first donned the Australian jersey in T20I format in 2010 against Pakistan and made his ODI and Test debut against West Indies and Pakistan respectively. Smith was a part of the Australia squad that won the ICC World Cup in 2015.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand players sweat it out in nets ahead of big clash with Australia; watch video

New Zealand are set to commence their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign on Friday against Australia when the two sides lock horns with each other at Edgbaston, Birmingham. New Zealand and Australia are placed in Group A alongside Bangladesh and hosts England. 

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Australia team remain firm on their position for current MoU standoff

Many senior players including Mitchell Starc, captain Steve Smith and David Warner had received direct emails for the second time by CA High-Performance General Manager Pat Howard. The mail was an attempt to deal directly with the players.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia SWAT – The favourites

Australia possess one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world and have the capability to plunder any bowling attack.

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IPL 2017: Harsh Goenka compares MS Dhoni, Steve Smith combination to Bollywood pair of Jai-Veeru

Harsh Goenka’s recent tweets of showering praise on Dhoni are in sharp contrast to what he said earlier in the beginning of the tournament.

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IPL Final, MI vs RPS: Five reasons why Mumbai Indians won the title

Mumbai Indians became the first team to win three IPL titles after beating Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in the final.

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IPL Final, MI vs RPS: Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah lead Mumbai Indians to third title win

Rohit Sharma grabbed his third IPL title as skipper as Mumbai Indians pulled off a fascinating 1 run win over RPS in IPL 2017 final Hyderabad.

MI vs RPS IPL Final: Rising Pune Supergiants lose the plot in the last lap

Rising Pune Supergiant let the pressure build on themselves as the batsman played with too much caution.