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: Ex-captain, batting colossus, occasional leggie, now a promising off-spinner

During his time away from the game, Smith was diligently working on his bowling. Like for instance, he brooded over an action-tweak.

World Cup 2019: Steve Smith never stops batting, even while in shower

Smith's quest for perfection has left some of the team management worried, in terms of him over-doing the stuff.

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Don't think Pakistan fans will boo Steve Smith: Sarfraz Ahmed on Virat Kohli's gesture

During India vs Australia clash on Sunday, few Indian fans booed Smith and called him 'cheater' during the first innings when he was fielding at the boundary line.

Virat Kohli calming crowd which booed Steve Smith was a 'class act': Steve Waugh

Waugh, one of the toughest and most successful captains of all time, said he was impressed by Kohli's action of asking the crowd to not boo Smith, who is continuing to cope the fans' ire after returning from a one-year ban for ball-tampering.

World Cup 2019: Felt bad for Steve Smith, crowd's reaction not acceptable, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli came to the defence of Steve Smith and urged fans at The Oval to not boo him during the World Cup match between India and Australia on Sunday.

Watch: Virat Kohli signals crowd to cheer instead of booing Steve Smith

Indian skipper Virat Kohli urged the Oval crowd to cheer instead of booing Steve Smith during first innings of India vs Australia match on Sunday

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Steve Smith is world's best batsman in all three formats: Aaron Finch

A day before Australia's World Cup encounter against India, Finch sounded quietly confident and his opinion seemed like sending out a strong message for the opposition.

World Cup 2019: Steve Smith, David Warner need to have thick skin, says Brett Lee

Former Australian speedster, Brett Lee feels the duo of Steve Smith and David Warner would have to counter 'sledging' and hostile environment in the World Cup.

Self-introspection and social work during year-long ban has made me grow as better person: Steve Smith

Smith Smith and David Warner returned to national duty earlier this month after they were banned for a year for their role in the ball-tampering scandal, which shook cricket world, in a Test match against South Africa last year.

England vs Australia Warm-up match: Steve Smith booed, responds by slamming century

Former Australia captain Steve Smith did not let the crowd get the better of him and responded to the jeers with an impressive hundred to propel his team to 297/9 in 50 overs.

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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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