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, David Warner to be phased into Australian team, suggests Justin Langer

Steve Smith and David Warner are banned from representing Australia until end of March in 2019 for their involvement in the ball tampering fiasco.

Steve Smith, David Warner to play in Bangladesh T20 league

Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned from playing international cricket for a year after being found guilty in ball tampering episode in March.

Steve Smith, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft bans to remain; CA reject appeal

A unanimous decision by Cricket Australia means bans imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their involvement in Sandpapergate will remain.

Early reprieve for banned trio? Cricket Australia braces for final deliberation

According to Fairfax Media, the CA board will convene a meeting early this week to discuss whether the ban on Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft should be reduced.

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Steve Smith ready to play PSL matches in UAE

Steve Smith's ban ends before the World Cup in England next year and it is the first time the Australian batsman has given his availability for the PSL.

David Warner, Steve Smith meet in Sydney grade cricket

Almost 2,000 spectators turned out to watch the one-day match which featured a contest between Steve Smith and his former vice-captain David Warner.

Ball tampering aftermath: Banned players angry because officials got away, says Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell's remarks came a day after a review by the Sydney-based Ethics Centre into the incident condemned an "arrogant" and "controlling culture" at CA.

Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann calls for Steve Smith, David Warner bans to be reviewed

Steve Smith and David Warner are some seven months into one-year bans, while Cameron Bancroft will be eligible to return in December after his suspension for ball tampering.

'Arrogant' and 'controlling' Cricket Australia criticised in culture review

Cricket Australia have been branded as "arrogant" and "controlling" and accused of treating its elite players like commodities, according to a wide-ranging report on Monday.

Australian Cricketers' Association call for reduction in bans for Steve Smith, David Warner rejected

Cricket Australia are not considering reducing the period of ban on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft from the game of cricket.

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