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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 eligible for Australia captaincy after two-year ban ends

March 29, 2020 6:25 pm

Smith was stripped of the captaincy and banned from leading Australia for two years over his involvement in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

Steve Smith to captain Welsh team in The Hundred

February 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Steve Smith's appointment to captain Welsh Fire is his first permanent leadership role since the ban. He stepped in to captain Rajasthan Royals for part of the Indian Premier League season last year.

WATCH: Steve Smith's extra-terrestrial save converts 6 into a single

February 24, 2020 2:10 pm

Despite saving five runs from the other side of the boundary, Steve Smith soon witnessed his team concede a four and a six in the same over as Quinton de Kock continued his blitzkrieg in the sixth over.

WATCH: Steve Smith booed by South Africa fans for hitting a boundary off dead ball

February 22, 2020 6:51 pm

Despite the umpire signalling Dale Steyn's delivery a dead ball, Steve Smith danced down the track and hit it straight over the bowler's head for a boundary in the first T20I against South Africa.

Steve Smith happy to be back in South Africa for first time since Sandpapergate

February 19, 2020 8:39 pm

Steve Smith and David Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for a year, and Cameron Bancroft for nine months, after their involvement in an attempt to alter the state of the ball using sandpaper during a Test match in March 2018. 

Steve Smith, David Warner must 'ride the storm' in South Africa, says Josh Hazlewood

February 13, 2020 2:45 pm

Australia will fly out to South Africa on Friday for a limited-overs tour in the pair's first visit to the country since serving 12-month bans for their parts in the ball-tampering scandal.

‘He did not have to do that’: Steve Smith on Virat Kohli’s World Cup gesture

January 22, 2020 9:53 pm

Virat Kohli had egged the Indian supporters to stop jeering Steve Smith because of his involvement in the sandpaper scandal during India's World Cup clash against Australia last year.

Silver lining for Oz: Steve Smith ends century drought

January 20, 2020 8:15 am

Smith once again found himself amongst runs in the ODIs as well —notching up a commanding 131 in the series finale against India in Bangalore.

Steve Smith brings up 9th ODI ton after 1095 days

January 19, 2020 8:38 pm

Steve Smith completed his ninth ODI century in the third and final match between India and Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.

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.


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.