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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Was in a bad place like everyone else: Darren Lehmann opens up on ball tampering saga

Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann, who announced his resignation from the position after the ball-tampering scandal, spoke about the pressures that came with the job.

David Warner, Steve Smith runs cold comfort for Tim Paine’s Australia

It has been six months since the ball-tampering scandal erupted in South Africa, and former captain Smith and fellow outcast Warner are only halfway through their suspensions.

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David Warner smashes ton, Steve Smith fifty on return to cricket in Australia

Former Australia captain Steve Smith scored 85 runs for Sutherland in his first match on Australian soil since the ball-tampering scandal.

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Banned Steve Smith likely to be welcomed back, says Steve Waugh

Steve Smith is due to appear for his Sutherland club against Mosman on Saturday at Glenn McGrath Oval in Caringbah.

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Ball-tampering aftermath: Cricket Australia draws cultural charts to avoid scandals

In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game in March, a cultural blueprint is being developed by Cricket Australia in which players will pledge to uphold certain standards.

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Australia’s Steve Smith, David Warner set to make Sydney club return in September

Steve Smith and David Warner are expected to return to Sydney first-grade cricket for their respective clubs’ opening fixtures.

‘Amazing how much media edited video’: Peter Handscomb on ball tampering saga

In a video footage, Australia batsman Peter Handscomb was shown to have relayed a message from coach Darren Lehmann to Cameron Bancroft during the ball tampering scandal.

Steve Smith to play for Barbados Tridents in CPL

Barbados Tridents will be led by Jason Holder, who will take over from Kieron Pollard. The CPL will begin on August 8 to September 16.

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Virat Kohli currently best batsman because Steve Smith not there, says Ricky Ponting

Steve Smith along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft is serving a ban from international cricket after being involved in the ball tampering scandal.

Toronto Nationals' Steve Smith bats in the second inning against the Vancouver Knights in a Global T20 Canada cricket match in King City, Ontario

Steve Smith makes unbeaten 55 but Toronto lose again in Global T20 Canada

Toronto Nationals, batting first, scored 128/5 but West Indies B ran that total down in 14.1 overs scoring 131/2.

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Australia’s Pat Cummins keen to reunite with Steve Smith, David Warner

Steve Smith and David Warner were handed 12-month bans by Cricket Australia (CA) while batsman Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month suspension following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.

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Steve Smith and me are good mates, says David Warner

David Warner has refuted rumours of a rift with former captain Steve Smith in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, saying the banned Australian duo remain “good mates”.

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Allow Steve Smith, David Warner to play Big Bash League: Shane Watson

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has asked Cricket Australia to permit Steven Smith and David Warner’s participation in the Big Bash League.

Steve Smith begins comeback with 41-ball 61 in Canada

Steve Smith, playing for the Toronto Nationals, showed few signs of rust in his 41-ball innings of 61, which included eight fours and a six, before being stumped and leaving the field to a standing ovation.

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Steve Smith ready for return to action, says Darren Sammy

Steve Smith’s career was thrown into turmoil in March for his role in a ball-tampering scandal that took place in South Africa and earned the former Australia captain a 12-month ban.