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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 blames loss of three quick wickets for defeat against India

January 18, 2020 4:32 pm

With the series level 1-1, the decider will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and Steve Smith expects it to be a high-scoring affair.

Steve Smith predicts Marnus Labuschagne can be a big player in future if he keeps a level head

January 14, 2020 11:41 am

Smith advised the 22-year-old Labuschagne to stay grounded after his meteoric rise in international cricket, which saw him post 896 runs at an average of 112, hitting four centuries -- two each against Pakistan and New Zealand -- this season so far.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: Ensemble cast worthy of a Marvel movie

January 14, 2020 9:54 am

As far as India are concerned, any series against Australia ensures that all the big guns – including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami – would be in action.

Virat Kohli is 'far far better' than Steve Smith in white-ball cricket, claims Gautam Gambhir

January 13, 2020 5:38 pm

Virat Kohli who has 11,609 runs and 43 hundreds and 55 fifties in ODIs is statistically way ahead of Steve Smith who just has 3810 runs with eight hundreds and 23 fifties.

India vs Australia 1st ODI Preview: What to watch out for

January 13, 2020 10:14 pm

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 1st ODI Preview: The last time India played Australia at this venue was on October 17, 2007. India won the match by two wickets, thanks to an unbeaten 52-run partnership between Zaheer Khan and Murali Karthik.

Aussies warm to Steve Smith at No. 3

January 12, 2020 8:36 am

Former captain Steve Smith is likely to return to his preferred spot in the upcoming ODI series against India.

Watch: Steve Smith acknowledges crowd cheers after taking 45 minutes to get off the mark

January 03, 2020 1:08 pm

Steve Smith took 39 deliveries to score his first run. The Australian batsman acknowledged the crowd as they cheered him after the cheeky single which could have seen Marnus Labuschagne get run out had the throw been on target.

Steve Smith strikes a blow against New Zealand on Boxing Day

December 26, 2019 3:58 pm

Steve Smith, who is pushing toward 1,000 runs in 2019 in only his eighth match of the year, was more than pleased with Australia's opening day as they look to seal the three-match series.

AUSvNZ: Steve Smith blocks out boos in MCG Test

December 26, 2019 2:58 pm

Walking to the crease at the fall of Australia's second wicket, in front of a record crowd of more than 80,000 — the biggest attendance ever for a day's play in an Australia-New Zealand test — Smith was greeted by a mixture of boos and cheers.

'I 100% heard the faintest nick': Steve Smith couldn't stop laughing at Marnus Labuschagne's solo appeal

December 15, 2019 11:02 am

Standing in the slip cordon, Steve Smith could not stop laughing at the 25-year-old's appeal after snick-o-meter showed no signs of edge. The commentators were in splits as well.


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.