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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IPL 2019, RR vs MI: The crownless Steve Smith is again king

Banned for life from leading Australia, Smith takes up Rajasthan’s reins, leads them to upset win over Mumbai

IPL 2019: Steve Smith replaces Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals captain

Steve Smith will now lead Rajasthan Royals - replacing Ajinkya Rahane - with the side winning just two matches of eight played thus far.

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Steve Smith, David Warner likely to miss final stages of IPL 2019

Steve Smith and David Warner are likely to leave their respective IPL teams by the end of this month to attend their national training camp from May 2 after being drafted into the squad for the upcoming World Cup.

Steve Smith, David Warner got away with murder, says Curtly Ambrose

Former captain Smith and his deputy Warner were handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia for their role in trying to rough up one side of the ball with sandpaper during the third Test against South Africa at Cape Town in March last year.

Cameron Bancroft is a good guy, he will lead Durham well, says Steve Smith

Former Austalia captain Steve Smith backs Durham county's side decision to appoint Cameron Bancroft as their captain. Bancroft had served a nine-month ban for ball tampering last year.

Steve Smith, David Warner return makes for hard selections, says Aaron Finch

Both Steve Smith and David Warner are eligible to return to the national side after their 12-month suspensions for ball-tampering ended on Friday.

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IPL 2019, RR vs SRH Preview: As ban draws to an end, David Warner to face Steve Smith

The international bans on Australian stars David Warner and Steve Smith will come to an end on Friday. But the two will not be celebraring together; instead, they will gear up to face each other in an Indian Premier League contest.

Steve Smith, David Warner bans set to end, now for Cricket World Cup

After a long, hard 12-month slog for Australian cricket, ex-skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner will be allowed to rejoin their old teammates after serving bans for a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa

IPL 2019, RR vs KXIP Playing XI: Steve Smith returns for Rajasthan; Sam Curran makes debut for Punjab

Steve Smith, who was not allowed to participate in IPL last year following the ball tampering controversy, returned to play for Rajasthan Royals in their opening game against Kings XI Punjab.

IPL 2019, RR vs KXIP: Steve Smith’s royal road to redemption

Back after a long break, former Australia skipper and RR star player Steve Smith eyes World Cup spot in return to spotlight.

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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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