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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.


Steve Smith ruled out of white-ball series against Pakistan

March 26, 2022 12:50 pm

Cricket Australia said on Friday night that Smith will miss the white-ball leg of the tour of Pakistan to manage discomfort in his left elbow.

Watch: Roving 'Buggy cam' breaks Steve Smith's steely concentration on Day 1 of Lahore Test

March 21, 2022 7:22 pm

The incident took place in the 11th over when Steve Smith expressed displeasure at the roving 'buggy cam.'

"It's been a sad week'' says Steve Smith on deaths of Warne, Marsh

March 07, 2022 10:24 pm

"We feel for both the Marsh and Warne family and our thoughts are with them, that's for sure", added Smith, who was dismissed for 78 in his first innings as a draw looms in Rawalpindi.

Steve Smith 'OK' after concussion, ready for Test series in Pakistan

March 01, 2022 2:03 pm

Smith was concussion when he landed on his head while attempting to save a six on the edge of the boundary during a T20I against Sri Lanka at Sydney.

Steve Smith suffers concussion, ruled out of remainder of T20I series against SL

February 14, 2022 7:58 am

The senior batter is expected to make a full recovery within a week but he will not play in the final three games in Canberra and Melbourne.

'Not the evening I planned': Steve Smith gets stuck in elevator for 55 minutes

December 31, 2021 11:59 am

Marnus Labuschagne made efforts to help him from outside, even offering chocolates from the tiny gap in the door of the lift.

Ashes: Pat Cummins allowed to fly home after missing Adelaide Test

December 17, 2021 2:11 pm

Cummins was ruled out hours before the start of the pink-ball Test against England after dining in the same restaurant as the positive case.

Ashes 2021: Smith replaces Cummins as Australia captain due to COVID-19 scare

December 16, 2021 9:42 am

Pat Cummins was identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. With the second Ashes Test beginning on Thursday, Steve Smith is back as the Australian captain.

Marnus Labuschagne happy to lead without a title in Ashes

December 03, 2021 2:33 pm

Labuschagne was floated as a future captain by former players and pundits but not offered an interview by a Cricket Australia panel, which named Pat Cummins skipper and Steve Smith vice-captain last week.

Ex-captain Mark Taylor says Smith's return could heal old wounds

November 28, 2021 12:21 pm

Smith has returned to a leadership role as deputy to newly installed captain Pat Cummins, who was promoted from the vice-captaincy position when Tim Paine quit earlier this month due to his involvement in a "sexting" controversy.


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

December 16, 2017 2:56 pm

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

November 27, 2017 4:02 pm

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.

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

November 25, 2017 5:14 pm

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

November 16, 2017 4:32 pm

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

September 22, 2017 4:23 am

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

June 01, 2017 12:23 am

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.

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

March 25, 2017 9:01 pm

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.