ICC Men's Test Player of the Decade - Steve Smith . "[213][214][215], In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. [95][96] The victory in Sydney marked a 5–0 victory towards Australia after a dismal 3–0 loss during the winter period of 2013. [24] During the 2011 IPL player auction, he was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $200,000,[25] but he had to have an ankle operation and was not available to play for them that season. [103], Following the T20 came the 3-match ODI series. Basically, he is the all-rounder of Australia and then his bowling average in the test team 52.41. I'm absolutely gutted. Steve Smith's relentless 211 demoralises England and puts Australia in prime position to retain the Ashes after two days of the fourth Test. Steve started positively in his first-class match with a century against Kent in Canterbury. Steve Smith has a Test average of 35 against orthodox left-arm spin; against any other type of bowling he averages 70. Bowling He missed the first match due to selectors picking Shane Watson over Smith but later joined the remainder of the games due to Michael Clarke's hamstring injury. Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. [126] He was named in the team of the tournament for the 2015 World Cup by the ICC. [165] Despite the large total, it was chased down by South Africa in the 50th over. Teams Australia, Australia Under-19s, Rajasthan Royals, Sydney Sixers, New South Wales, Australians, Graeme Hick XII, Comilla Victorians, … Steve Smith. [128][129], After winning the World Cup in March, Australia's winter schedule was later released with the Test team returned from their short break towards their two Test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean. [33] He then went on to score a further 45 against the Mumbai Indians, before being ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a wrist injury. [97] Smith was not required in the second innings and Australia won the Test by 281 runs. Average first innings score. In the first innings, Smith was dismissed again cheaply by Stuart Broad with a score of 6, as Australia capitulated in the first session of a total 60 runs from 18.3 overs—is the quickest—in terms of balls faced—a team has been bowled out in the first innings of a Test match. After making half centuries against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, he later steered Australia into the final after making a century against India in the semi-finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground. [71], Smith's return to the test team came during the 2013 tour of India. [190][191] Smith was the highest run scorer in the series, scoring 687 runs at an average of 137.40, including three centuries and two fifties. [265], New Zealand returned to Australia after the Test series, with games scheduled to be held on the 13th, 15th and 20 March 2020. Smith has been called the "best since Bradman" due to his distinctively high Test batting average. [211], Cricket Australia launched an independent investigation, charging Smith with bringing the game into disrepute. Steve Smith was born on 2 June 1989 in Kogarah, Sydney to an Australian father, Peter, who has a degree in chemistry,[5] and an English mother, Gillian. After a few matches in 2010 and 2011, he was a regular player in the Australian team after 2013, and took over captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015, after which he predominantly batted at number 3 or 4. Smith was called into the Ashes XI squad for the first Test of 2013–14 Ashes series in Brisbane. His batting average in the test cricket 61.57 and the ODI series average 43.67. He continued to play for the same franchise in 2013, under the captaincy of Angelo Mathews. Following a 5–0 victory against England in the Ashes, Australia were scheduled three Test matches and three T20 matches in South Africa. [143], The retirement of Michael Clarke following Australia's 3–2 defeat in the 2015 Ashes series saw Smith appointed as the full-time captain of the Australian Test team. Well since Bradman, anyway. [174][175] Despite intermittent rain, Australia managed an unlikely victory into the last session of day five, resulting in a 2–0 win for Australia. World Cup career. [87] Despite starting slowly in the first two Tests, Smith produced his first Test century on home soil in the third Test at Perth, scoring 111 from 208 balls,[88] helping Australia display a total of 6–326 at stumps on the second day to later win the Test match and be awarded man of the match. In 2014, Martin Crowe described Smith as one of the young Fab Four of Test cricket along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. In Odd Innings, Steve Smith has an Extraordinary Average of 90.09 in 1st Inning and 50.61 in 3rd Inning. [301] He was also criticised for having too much influence over team selections. [65][66], Steve Smith made his international cricket debut in a Twenty20 International match playing as a leg spinner against Pakistan at Melbourne in February 2010. In Australia's opening match of the World Cup, against England, he was dismissed early on 5 but later improved as the tournament progressed. He was dismissed on 104 from 64 deliveries. In the second test at Melbourne, Smith continued to find form when he scored 85 in the first innings before he was again dismissed by Neil Wagner, denying Smith of a record fifth consecutive Test century at the MCG. [272][273], Smith's scoring was unremarkable in the 3 T20I matches. [110] In his first match in Perth he registered 10 runs but in the following games he made 73*, 104 and 67 runs. [294] Smith is also known for his concentration, being able to bat for long periods of time, even through a whole day's play. His 25th came in his 119th innings, second only to Don Bradman (who took 69 innings). The incident occurred when in the 18th over of Pakistan's chase of 231 where Xavier Doherty delivered the ball and before Fawad made contact with his paddle sweep, Smith had moved from first slip towards leg slip to intercept the shot. [10] In June 2017, the couple announced their engagement while on holiday in New York. Countries [125] Smith was Australia's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 402 runs at an average of 67, including a century and four fifties. [101] In his first match against Zimbabwe, he was run out by Sikandar Raza. [216][217] After missing the 2018–19 season, Smith was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2019–20 season. In a press conference at Sydney Airport, a tearful Smith started by saying that he had nothing to add to Cricket Australia's report. The first match was won by Australia, with a winning margin of 71 runs; Smith getting bowled for 14 by Santner. The numbers 69 Tests, 7040 runs, average 65.79, 26 centuries* … [108] In the first Test in Dubai, Smith made 22 runs in the first innings and 55 runs in the second innings but collectively lost the Test match by 221 runs. Smith was selected to play Icc 2019 Cricket World Cup in 15-man squads of the Australia team as a batsman. In the first Test at Centurion, Johannesburg, Smith made his fourth century and first in South Africa, where he and Shaun Marsh made a 233 run partnership from 4–98. [20], In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition held in the West Indies, Australia finished runners up to England. In the second Test match in Sabina Park, Smith steered Australia to a first innings score of 399, where he made 199 and became the eighth man in Test history to be dismissed on 199. [119] The Test match ended in a draw as Australia defeated India 2–0 in the series, thus returning the Border–Gavaskar Trophy to Australia. [186] On 16 December 2017, Smith scored 239 on the final Ashes match at WACA Ground. Smith, S P D - Test Cricket - Summary of performances by calendar year. Following the ODI series was a 3-match T20I series. Following the 2010–11 Ashes, Smith did not play another Test for two years, his next Test series coming against India in March 2013. [63][64] He played only two matches of the tournament before returning to Australia for elbow surgery. 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Smith went on to score only 2 against India, as Australia were knocked out of the tournament. Only the second batsman to score more than 1,000 runs in. Virat Kohli? In Test Steve Smith is the show till now again one point. After having a fantastic series, the Indian vice-captain jumped to the 7th spot in the rankings. Well since Bradman, anyway. [31][32], During the 2016 IPL Auction, Smith was bought by new franchise, the Rising Pune Supergiants for the same price as in the previous auction ($600,000),[29] and struggled early for form. [139][140] Into the fifth and final Test match back at The Oval, Smith made his second century in the series registering 143 runs off 252 balls before being bowled by Steve Finn. [26], The next season, Kochi Tuskers were dropped from the IPL and Smith was put up for auction. Other The second Test was successful for the captain, scoring 134* and 70* in each respective innings, as Australia went on to seal a series victory. Age 31y 245d. Steve Smith. Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. Awards he has won include the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2015; ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015, 2017; ICC Men's Test Player of the Decade: 2011–2020; the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket in 2015, 2018; Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 and Australian One Day International Player of the Year: 2015. Fastest batsman to reach 7,000 runs in Tests. [193][194] In February 2018 he received the Allan Border Medal and Australian Test Player of the Year award. [citation needed], On 15 December, Smith was named Australia's new vice-captain and following an injury to Michael Clarke, he was appointed stand-in skipper against India with Brad Haddin as his deputy. As of November 2020, Smith has played 75 Test and 128 One Day International (ODI) matches for Australia, and has scored 27 and 11 centuries in the respective formats. He scored 33 in his only innings as New South Wales defeated Western Australia outright. Due to IPL commitments, Smith missed out on Australia's maiden warm up match against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI on the 27th May. [36], In February 2018, he was named as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018. Returning to Test action following a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, Smith has - so far - scored 671 runs in this Ashes series at an average of 134.20. Australia was sent in to bat in the 3rd match at Cape Town, making 193 runs from their 20 overs, Smith remaining not out on 30 from 15 balls. Highest Score: 239 Average: 61.80 . In the deciding Test match in Cape Town, Smith made 89 runs in the first innings and finished 36 not out in the second innings as Australia won the series 2–1. In the second Test at Hobart, Smith made 48 not out in the first innings but the team capitulated, only making a total score of 85 runs and ending up losing the Test. In the World Cup, Smith played a vital role as versatile batsman as he played in numerous batting positions from number three down to as a middle-order batsman. [163], Australia's disappointing run of form continued into their ODI tour of South Africa. In the first ODI at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Smith made his first ODI century scoring 101 runs off 118 balls to push the visitors to a 1–0 lead in the series. [142] Overall, Smith made 508 runs at an average of 56.44, the most runs scored in the series. Smith played 4 ODI out of 5 series against South Africa where Australia defeated South Africa 4–1 in the ODI Series. In contrast to the preceding Ashes tour, Smith made little contribution with the bat throughout the test series against Pakistan, scoring 4 and 36 in the first and second matches respectively. Australia were then up 2–0 in the series. In the first Test in Brisbane, Smith made 130 and 63 runs. ", "Why Steven Smith is the best of the Fab Four", "Joe Root? [141] Australia later defeated England by an innings and 46 runs. He made scores in his thirties in his participating matches but only made 10 runs in the final against South Africa on 6 September, where South Africa went on to win the Tri-Series. Smith played just one ODI match during England's tour during 2013–14, in the 4th ODI at Perth where he made 19 runs. [72] Smith was selected for the third test in Mohali, his first in over two years, when four players were dropped for "not doing their homework". [76][77] In the final Test match at Delhi, Smith made 46 and 18 runs, respectively, but Australia was unable to win the Test match as India secured a 4–0 series win. 774 runs in 4 Tests (7 innings) at an average of 110.57 including a double hundred, 2 more hundreds and 3 fifties – these are mind boggling numbers achieved in any era. Smith made two centuries with a total of 327 runs at an average of 36. [187][188][189], Smith garnered praise from opponent captain Joe Root for leading the team from the front, and in Root's opinion Smith was the difference between the two teams during 2017–18 Ashes series. [115] He made his captaincy debut for Australia in the Second Test match against India at the Gabba. England within three days regained the Ashes and took an unassailable 3–1 lead and critics began to question Smith's performances in seaming conditions. Read about David Warner's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Following an investigation by Cricket Australia, Smith was banned from all international and domestic cricket in Australia for one year starting from 29 March 2018, and from consideration for any leadership role for an additional year. Steve Smith has fired a warning shot to New Zealand as he looks to rekindle his love affair with his most successful Test venue on Boxing Day. He replicated his ton in the first Test in Pune where he produced his first century in the Indian Subcontinent, accompanied by the support of his bowlers to win their first Test match in India since 2004 and breaking India's 19 match undefeated streak, stretching back from 2012. [99] Steve Smith produced 269 runs at an average of 67.25, the third-best in the series and the second-best by an Australian, second to David Warner.[100]. [138] In the second innings, Smith was again caught by Ben Stokes in the slips from Stuart Broad with a meagre score of 5. Australia won the first Test by 118 runs[200] with Smith making scores of 56 and 38 runs. En route to the tri-series final, Smith was handed his first ODI match on 20 January as the skipper after George Bailey was suspended for a slow-over rate earlier in the series. Full Name Steven Peter Devereux Smith. [147], Next followed a three Test home series against New Zealand. Smith made his Twenty20 cricket debut for New South Wales in a match against South Australia at Adelaide on 1 January 2008 during the six team KFC Big Bash competition. [289] Playing in a club match in January 2010, right-handed Smith took guard left-handed and hit a six. [203] South Africa won the second Test by 6 wickets, with Smith's contributions being only 25 and 11 runs. On 30 December 2017 he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second-highest of all time only behind Don Bradman's 961. In the first and only T20 match, Pakistan won the toss and made 96 runs in their allotment of 20 overs, setting Australia a target of 97 runs to win. His double century also made Smith pass 3000 Test runs, the third-youngest Australia to reach the feat. In 2015 Smith was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) and ICC Test Player of the Year award and named in ICC Test Team of the Year and ICC ODI Team of the Year by the ICC. This position also allows him to play to either the on or off side with ease. He handed Bancroft three demerit points and fined him 75% of his match fee. [11] The couple married at Berrima, New South Wales on 15 September 2018. Smith prior to the tour had two ODI matches in the last two years. Throughout the following ODI series, Smith averaged in excess of 40 across the first two matches, before leaving early for a rest. [180], Following the training at ICC's Cricket Academy Centre in Dubai, Smith began the tour of India with a century in their maiden warm-up match in Mumbai. On nine occasions, Steven Smith has scored a … In the two-match Test series against West Indies, Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored 9 & 51 in the first Test and 76 & 0 in the second. The achievement marked Steven Smith joined Don Bradman (6), Neil Harvey, Jack Fingleton and Matthew Hayden (4 each) as Australian centurions in four or more consecutive Tests, a streak Smith started during the 1st Test at Adelaide. [233], In the first innings of the fourth Test at Old Trafford Smith scored his third double-century in Test matches and third century in the series and became the first batsman to score 500 or more runs in three successive Ashes series. [285], In November 2020, Smith was nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, and the award for Test cricketer of the decade. While making little impact at Lord's, Smith produced a century at Hove against Sussex on 27 July.[81]. [242], Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. In the warm-up match against Pakistan A in Sharjah, Australia lost by 153 runs where Smith made 58 but retired out. Smith now holds a batting average of 63.2 in Test cricket. [238][239], After retaining the Ashes in England, the Australian team returned home for two back to back T20I series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. [195][196][197][198], Smith was rested for the T20 series against New Zealand and England so he could prepare for the South African Test series. With 671 runs in five innings in the ongoing Ashes Tour, Australia’s Steve Smith has made a cracking return to Test cricket.The tour in England is Smith’s first Test … [59] In October 2018, he was named as one of the fourteen Platinum category players for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Steve Smith batting in the third test match between Australia and England, at the WACA in Perth. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Getty Images. Footage emerged showing Warner having to be physically restrained after words were spoken between the two. In the first Test at Brisbane, Smith scored the first century of the series, 141*, which was his 21st Test century in his 105th innings—making him the third-quickest to score 21 Test centuries behind Donald Bradman and Sunil Gavaskar. In the fourth Test at the MCG he was dismissed on 19 by Stuart Broad, but made another century with 115 runs from 154 deliveries in the first innings of the fifth and final Test at the SCG. [9] In 2011, Smith started dating Dani Willis, a commerce and law student at Macquarie University. Despite this, Australia comfortably won the match by 247 runs and retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Getty Images. In the third Test in Edgbaston, Smith made 7 and 8 runs, respectively, both dismissed by Steve Finn, but Smith's low scores saw England take a 2–1 lead into the series. He received the Man of the Match award for this effort. "[254] Despite Smith scoring 214 runs from 5 innings at an average of 42.80, and atypically for Smith a low strike rate of 34.13[255]—who just three months earlier in the 2019 Ashes scored at a rate of 64.71 per 100 balls[256]—Australia managed to win all three Tests by a margin of over 200 runs, largely thanks to Labuschagne's batting. Find Warner's Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, wickets. During the final Ashes match in Sydney, Smith reached the milestone of 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, becoming the equal second-fastest player and also the youngest Australian, ever to do so. [264] Smith failed to make any significant scores for the remaining games as Australia lost the ODI series 0–3. [147][148], —former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh on Steve Smith. Australia went on to win the first Test by 296 runs. [20] He was also named the second-best player of the tournament. Steve Smith? [267][268][269], On 16 July 2020, Smith was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic. Grounds At the time of delivery, Smith's stumps are fully covered, making bowled dismissals unlikely. Steve Smith acknowledges the crowd after his 211 in the fourth Test. [82][83] In the final Test, Smith scored his maiden Test century, which came in the first innings of the last Test of the series at The Oval,[84] reaching the total in style by hitting a six off the bowling of Jonathan Trott. [86] At the end of the series, the urn was retained by England after winning the series 3–0. In the tournament he scored 114 runs and took seven wickets in four matches. [205] During the match South African fast bowler and player of the match Kagiso Rabada was suspended for the following Test after he made physical contact with Smith after he dismissed him. Smith scored 254 runs at an average of 84.66, the highest Australian total in the series and received the man of the series award. His performances were solid during the series, getting a number of starts and scoring two half centuries. He was therefore banned from all international and domestic cricket for 12 months starting from 29 March 2018. [29][30] Smith was given the captaincy of the Royals in the latter half of the 2015 season and led the team to significant victories, thus ensuring a berth for his team in the play-off part of the tournament. [227][228] On 18 August 2019, the final day of the Test, Smith was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne, after further tests showed he had actually suffered concussion due to the blow the previous day. I couldn't quite time the ball where I wanted to at certain times but no doubt I'm going to get a little bit (of short-pitch bowling) in Melbourne, I dare say, on probably a different wicket. His century in Brisbane marked his 16th Test century and his first against Pakistan. Smith looked to be in fine touch, registering 71, 138, and 53* in the three innings in which he batted, as the Australian team won 2–0. Steve Smith averages over 100 in Melbourne but he has been plagued with a sore back heading into the second Test against India. Steve Smith (Australia) Profile & Statistics Summary Sri Lankan cricket fan waves flag for over 30 years Percy Abeseykera, the famous cricket fan has seen the story of Sri Lankan cricket, at exceptionally short proximity for almost 60 years, cutting a specialty for himself as an encapsulation of the difficulties, enthusiasm, and unmatched accomplishment of Sri Lankan … Smith's output in the first Test in Brisbane was modest, scoring 48 and 1, as the team romped home for a win in a high scoring game. [290] Due to his unorthodox style, Smith was initially labelled as a limited-overs batsman who might struggle in the longer form of the game, especially early in his career when he was vulnerable outside off stump. Warner and Bancroft also received bans. [69], Smith's fielding attracted attention during the 2009–10 season with some spectacular catches in the outfield. [161], Smith then led the Australian Cricket Team on their tour of Sri Lanka. [60][61][62], In December 2018, Smith was named in Comilla Victorians's squad in the sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League. Having broken records at will over the years, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have emerged as modern-day batting greats. In his first ODI match against England in Sydney, he was dismissed at 37 runs by Moeen Ali but continued to provide runs in the following matches leading to the final against England. Smith is consistently rated as one of the top-ranked Test batsmen in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings. In the second ODI he made 72 runs and in Melbourne of the final ODI he was dismissed for a duck. [122] Three days later, Smith scored his first ODI century against England producing 102 runs in 95 balls; the win saw Australia qualify for the final[123] and later defeating England to win the Carlton Mid Triangular Series in Australia 2014–15. Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith sing to Australia's retention of the Ashes in England. The five-month break from cricket activity saw a surprise pick of Smith called up for the 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series on the August 2014. [210] Smith and vice-captain David Warner stood down from the team leadership the morning after the incident, but still played on, and wicketkeeper Tim Paine took over as interim captain for the rest of the Test match. Wicket Keeping [244][245] The 3rd Test saw Smith reach the half-century mark again, reaching 63 from 182 balls, taking 45 minutes to get off the mark. All Rounders World XI (ODI) In the previous two Sheffield seasons his form had been good without being great (averaging 37), but he was chosen for the 17-man squad, primarily as a backup batsman, rather than an allrounder as he had been in the Test team previously. In his first Test back – the opening one of the 2019 Ashes series – he scored an incredible 144 to inspire Australia to victory after a horrible start, going on to dominate the series as his side retained the Ashes. 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