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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Watch: Steve Smith has complicated technique but an organised mindset, says Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar praised Steve Smith, the numero uno batsman in Tests right now, for his fantastic comeback in red-ball cricket in the just-concluded Ashes series.

If Steve Smith was Indian, his technique would be accepted, says coach Trent Woodhill

Days after Steve Smith redefined the art of run-scoring in an Ashes series that belonged to him, formative coach Trent Woodhill called for celebration of unorthodox styles.

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ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli holds on to second spot as Steve Smith immovable

While Steve Smith held the top spot for ICC Test batsmen rankings, compatriot Pat Cummins has also retained his position as the best Test bowler after bagging 29 wickets in the recently concluded Ashes. 

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith turns boos into standing ovation in final innings

Steve Smith turned his haters into admirers by scoring the fifth-highest ever runs in an Ashes series, 774 runs in just seven innings at an average of 110.57, helping Australia to retain the urn.

Prolific Steve Smith says 'pretty cooked' after Ashes effort

Steve Smith described himself as being "pretty cooked" after his prolific bat ensured Australia will return home having retained the coveted urn after their 2-2 drawn Ashes series against England.

'Bradmanesque': Records broken by Steve Smith in Ashes 2019

Steve Smith, having missed three innings of the Ashes series and returning to Test cricket after a gap of 16 months, has still managed to come up with the most prolific Test batting performance in at least 25 years.

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Watch: Steve Smith takes one-handed blinder in 5th Ashes Test

Steve Smith's reaction after taking the catch was also part of why the moment was special. As his teammates congregated around him, lauding him for the moment of brilliance, Smith only shrugged his shoulders and threw the ball away nonchalantly.

Why Australia were not awarded five penalty runs for Jonny Bairstow's fake fielding

The on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharamsena did not feel the need to award five extra five runs under the fake fielding law which has been in existence in cricket rule books for almost two years.

Watch: Jonny Bairstow tricks Steve Smith into diving for his life

In a rare mistake, Steve Smith fell for Jonny Bairstow's "fake fielding" antics, as he dived for his crease without the ball being anywhere near the England wicketkeeper's gloves.

Gurpreet saves, Steve Smith's moves, Shubman Gill is in: The best sports reads of the week

Here's a roundup of the top sports reports of the week.

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Ashes 2017: Steve Smith torments England bowlers to pick up second double ton

Australia captain Steve Smith appeared to toy with the English bowlers during the third day of third Test as he notched the second double century of his career.

Australia rout England by 10 wickets in Ashes opener, see pics

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft shared a record 173-run partnership as Australia wrapped up a 10-wicket win over England in the first Test on Monday.

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Ashes 2017-18, 1st Test: Australia in control after Steve Smith's ton on Day 3

Australian skipper Steve Smith showed his tenacity on the field. With wickets falling on the other end, the captain went on to score an unbeaten score of 141.

These WAGs of England, Australia cricketers will set Ashes 2017 on fire

As England prepare for the 70th edition of Ashes, players of both the teams will be supported by their partners from the stands. Here is a lookout of all the leading ladies - wifes, girlfriends - of the cricketers participating in Ashes 2017, which is expected to be another intense series.

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Kuldeep Yadav (hat)tricks Australia to defeat, India take 2-0 lead

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick gave India a 50-run win over Australia at Kolkata's Eden Gardens.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 'Favourites' Australia eye treble

Two-time ICC Champions Trophy winners, Australia have set their target as they look to become the only team to win the title thrice in the history of the ICC tournament.

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India vs Australia: Kuldeep Yadav has Australia undone for 300 on Test debut

Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on day one of the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala.

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