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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Steve Smith out to re-open England’s Ashes ‘scars’

Smith said he wants Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn to relive the nightmare from 2013 Ashes.

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Was mentally drained by the end of India tour, says Australia captain Steve Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith said that the series against India was a taxing one and they learnt a lot from it.

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Steve Smith calls Virat Kohli’s DRS claims ‘rubbish’

Steve Smith revisited the DRS controversy back in March during the Bengaluru Test and called Virat Kohli’s claims ‘rubbish’.

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Steve Smith became Australia skipper at a pub!

Steve Smith revealed how a conversation between Brad Haddin and Mark Taylor led to him becoming Australia’s 45th Test captain.

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Have no interest in playing four-day Tests, says David Warner

The ICC recently gave its nod to arranging Test matches that end on the fourth day instead of the fifth

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Australia captain Steve Smith hails Ben Stokes’ ability, criticises off-field behaviour

Ben Stokes is England’s vice captain and one of their most important players, but his participation in next month’s Ashes series against Australia has been thrown into doubt.

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India vs Australia: Steve Smith remains a doubt for first T20I

The results from the MRI are still being examined with no proper result yet but the sore shoulder isn’t believed to be serious enough for the home Ashes .

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Steve Smith blames inconsistent batsmen for failure against India in ODI series

Steve Smith once again blamed the lack of consistency from his batsmen for the 4-1 series loss against India.

India’s winning streak ends with 21-run defeat in 4th ODI vs Australia

David Warner’s century sinks India’s prospects of winning a 10th successive ODI, as they stumble chasing 335 at Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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India vs Australia: We’re getting ourselves in good positions but not taking advantage, says Steve Smith

Aaron Finch’s rapidfire century had Australia cruising and his 154 run stand with Steve Smith was taking the visitors towards a 300-320 total at least. But could muster just 293 at the end.

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India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch’s heroics go in vain as India restrict Australia to 293/6

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team restricted Australia to 293/5 in Indore in the third ODI of five-match series.

India vs Australia, 3rd ODI Preview: Do or die game for visitors in Indore

After taking a 2-0 lead in the series, Team India is brimming with confidence. Australia, on the other hand, is yet to figure out a way to tackle India’s spin twins.

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India vs Australia: Steve Smith asks batsmen not to ‘panic’ against India

Steve Smith has come down hard at his batsmen after yet another collapse saw them lose the second ODI against India by 50 runs.

India vs Australia: Kuldeep Yadav’s hat-trick, Virat Kohli’s 92 give hosts 2-0 lead in the series

India register a convincing 50-run win to take 2-0 lead over Australia in the five-match series, rise to no.1 spot in ICC ODI rankings.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile: Team India’s new found nemesis

Nathan Coulter-Nile has consistently bowled a troublesome line just outside the off-stump which has kept the men in blue on tenterhooks. He has been instrumental in keeping a check on India’s formidable top order.