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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Australia can contend at World Cup with Steve Smith, David Warner, says Ricky Ponting

Though the pair are struggling with elbow injuries, former captain Ponting said the presence of Steve Smith and David Warner in England would boost their hopes of back-to-back titles.

Australia to manage return of Steve Smith and David Warner

As per reports, the pair were unlikely to be involved in the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates but would play in the IPL as preparation for the World Cup.

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'Crazy' to not pick Steve Smith, David Warner for World Cup, says Australia coach Justin Langer

Steve Smith and David Warner will be available for selection on March 29 but both are recovering from surgery after elbow injuries.

Steve Smith and David Warner will play a huge part in series against England, says Tim Paine

Australia captain Tim Paine on Monday said he expected Steve Smith and David Warner to play 'a huge part' in winning the series against England.

Club cricket experience will help Steve Smith, David Warner, says Stuart Law

Former Australia batsman Stuart Law on Wednesday said that banned cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner will have learned a lot from playing club cricket while spending time away from international cricket.

Steve Smith's international comeback to be derailed by elbow surgery

Steve Smith's 12-month international ban was set to come to a close in March, but an elbow injury is set to derail his return to Australian side.

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BPL 2019: DRS used without Snickometer, Hotspot and Ultra-Edge, watch video

Bangladesh Premier League was marred in controversy right at the start after Decision Review System (DRS) was used without the use of Snickometer, Hotspot and Ultra-Edge in the ongoing sixth edition.

Steve Smith, David Warner return no cure-all for Australia, says Michael Vaughan

Australia are "kidding themselves" if they think the return of Steve Smith and David Warner is the answer to all their problems, Michael Vaughan said.

Australia did miss Steve Smith and David Warner, but India deserved the Test series win

Much of the conversation and chatter during India's Test series against Australia revolved around the absence of Steve Smith, David Warner but it shouldn't steal focus from India's historic feat.

Steve Smith will return with 'revenge mission' on bowlers, says Cricket NSW CEO

Former Australian captain Steve Smith is currently serving a 12-month ban from international cricket after he was found guilty of ball tampering in South Africa.

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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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