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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.


Ben Stokes thrives under pressure, is a captain's dream: Steve Smith

July 31, 2020 8:23 pm

While Smith is sincerely hoping that Stokes doesn't bring in his A game during Australia's white ball series in England, he wouldn't mind one bit if Stokes saves his best in the Royals jersey during upcoming IPL in the UAE.

India have bowling attack to rattle Australia including Smith, Warner: Gautam Gambhir

July 29, 2020 12:35 pm

India are slated to tour Australia in November for a gruelling four-Test series.

It will be interesting what plans India have for Steve Smith: Atherton

June 26, 2020 4:14 pm

Steve Smith was serving one year ball-tampering suspension when India toured Down Under in 2018-19 and won their maiden Test series 2-1 with David Warner also among list of banned players.

'Ravindra Jadeja best fielder in the game currently': Steve Smith

June 15, 2020 5:25 pm

Steve Smith, who answered questions sent in by his fans on Instagram on Sunday, also said the Indian Premier League is his favourite tournament to play in.

Slight advantage for Australia in day-night Test: Steve Smith

June 01, 2020 5:04 pm

Cricket Australia last week confirmed that India will tour Down Under for a full tour comprising four Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. The second Test will be a day-night affair, starting from December 11 in Adelaide.

Steve Smith 'in best shape' after focus on fitness as Australians resume training

June 01, 2020 5:26 pm

Steve Smith hasn't picked up a bat for the last two months due to the lockdown. Instead, he has focussed on physical and mental fitness during the coronavirus-forced break.

Would pick Steve Smith over Virat Kohli for now, says Brett Lee

May 26, 2020 5:17 pm

Brett Lee reasoned that he chose Steve Smith over Virat Kohli as he has come back strongly after serving the ban.

Kohli is like Federer while Smith is more of Nadal: AB de Villiers

May 12, 2020 10:47 am

In an instagram chat with former Zimbabwe seamer Pommie Mbangwa, de Villiers spoke about the two batsmen, who are easily the game's biggest crowd-pullers right now.

'Three hurting bouncers and can dismiss Steve Smith on fourth ball': Shoaib Akhtar

May 13, 2020 9:14 am

Earlier in November last year, Shoaib Akhtar in a YouTube video commented about Steve Smith's batting technique, terming it to be poor.

Watch: Steve Smith works on his hand-eye coordination during Covid-19 lockdown

April 22, 2020 3:12 pm

World's No. 1 Test batsman Steve Smith shares a video of himself working on his hand-eye coordination through a tennis ball.


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.