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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 NEWS

Steve Smith hopes to lead Delhi Capitals to IPL title

February 23, 2021 2:48 pm

Steve Smith will reunite with his 2011 World Cup captain Ricky Ponting, who is the head coach of the side, at Delhi Capitals.

Rajasthan Royals release Steve Smith; Chennai Super Kings retain Suresh Raina

January 21, 2021 3:23 pm

Rajasthan Royals have also appointed former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara as their director of cricket. As for Smith, he had an average last season by his lofty standards – 311 runs from 14 matches. In total, Royals have released eight players.

India vs Australia: Day 5 will be about bowling in good areas, says Steve Smith

January 18, 2021 4:43 pm

Steve Smith, who top-scored with a vital 55 in the second essay, evaded a question on whether Australia could have declared early.

Watch: Rohit Sharma shadow bats as Steve Smith looks on

January 18, 2021 1:32 pm

Images show Rohit pretending to bat an imaginary shot as Steve Smith watched at the Gabba in Brisbane with the series locked at 1-1.

Did Steve Smith remove Rishabh Pant's guard marks? Extended footage gives fresh perspective

January 14, 2021 2:56 pm

A new video shows that during the break, after which Steve Smith was seen purportedly removing Rishabh Pant's crease mark, ground staff at the SCG had swept the pitch, thus removing all marks anyway.

Load of rubbish, ludicrous and way out of line: Langer lambasts criticism of Steve Smith

January 13, 2021 9:59 am

Steve Smith was accused of scuffing up the batsman's guard during the drinks break in the first session on Monday in the drawn Test. But Langer backed Smith to the hilt, coming down heavily on the criticism, mostly driven by fans online and some former players like Michael Vaughan.

Ashes hostilities begin as British media targets Steve Smith, Tim Paine

January 13, 2021 12:06 pm

Steve Smith was seen pretending to bat left-handed and run his spikes over the crease where Pant had marked his guard. The stump-camera later showed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman asking for a fresh guard from the umpire.

Watch: Steve Smith removes Rishabh Pant's crease marks during break

January 11, 2021 11:32 am

Rishabh Pant was seen asking for a fresh guard after what Steve Smith did. Pant's counter-attacking 97 put Australia on the back foot on the fifth and final day of the SCG Test.

How Steve Smith foiled Mohammed Siraj’s plans

January 09, 2021 7:55 am

Smith would just keep leaving, as Siraj kept getting his line closer to the stumps. Smith, the master batsman that he is, read the trap perfectly.

Being faster on feet, putting concerted pressure on Ashwin worked: Steve Smith

January 08, 2021 5:12 pm

Having just managed to score only 10 runs in the first Two Tests, Smith roared back to form as his 131, single-handedly steered Australia to 338, their first innings total, despite a middle-order failure.

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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.