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Steve Smith

Full NameSteven Peter Devereux Smith

BornJune 2, 1989

Height5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)

NationalityAustralia

RoleTop-order Batsman/Right handed, Right-arm leg spin Bowler

Relation(s)Peter Smith (Father), Gillian Smith (Mother), Dani Willis (Fiance)

Steve Smith Biography


Steven Smith is an Australian cricketer, who is also the captain of the Australian cricket team in all three formats of the game. He is a right-hand batsman and an occasional right arm leg spinner.


Smith has impressed the entire cricket world with his batting exploits in the last 3-4 years. He is considered one of the famed ‘Fab Four’ of the current crop of batsmen.


Background


Smith was born on 2 June 1989 in Sydney, Australia. He started his domestic career playing for New South Wales in 2008. His bowling skills were honed under the mentorship of Shane Warne.


Primarily a top order batsman, he put brilliant bowling performances to finish the highest wicket taker in the 2008 KFC Big Bash League.


Debut


Smith made his international debut in a T20 match against Pakistan in February 2010 where he scalped two wickets. He followed it up with ODI debut against West Indies in Melbourne in the same month. He got pounded for runs in the match but managed to eke out two wickets.


His Test debut was against Pakistan in July 2010, where Smith produced some brilliant bowling to pick three wickets in the second innings and the spin duo of Smith and Marcus North guided Aussies to a comfortable victory in that match.


Rise to Glory


In the initial phase of international career, Smith played as a bowling allrounder. But, he took a hiatus from international cricket to focus on his batting. He made his return in 2013 in a Test match against India. His first test century came against England at Lord’s.


Playing as a full-time batsman, he initially took some time to adjust to his new role. But once he got into the groove, he has become a run machine for the Aussies. He scored centuries in all the four matches of 2014 India tour Down Under.


He was Australia’s key batsman in the triumphant 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign. His century in the semis against India and holding innings of 58* in the final were his most remarkable contributions.


The 2015 Ashes was overall a disappointment for Australia which they lost 3-2. But Smith showed astonishing defiance in his knocks of 215 at Lord’s and 143 at The Oval, both for a winning cause. In the same year, he was also adjudged ICC Player of the Year.


Low Points


Steve Smith has had an illustrious career so far. However, the two-year absence from international cricket was a tough time for Smith to grow and transition into a different player.


Club Career


Smith plays his domestic cricket for New South Wales and for hometown franchise Sydney Sixers. He has represented Kochi Tuskers Kerala (defunct), Pune Warriors India (defunct), Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League.


Recently, he was retained by his former franchise Rajasthan Royals in IPL retention auction.


Captaincy


Smith is the captain of Australian cricket team across all the three formats. He is also the captain of New South Wales.


His captaincy record in test cricket is highly commendable. The young captain already has an Ashes triumph under his belt along with a famous away series victory against arch nemesis New Zealand.


His ODI captaincy has occasionally come under scrutiny and a winning record of 52% is certainly not up to the standards set by his predecessors.


Records


Smith has a number of batting records to his name. The most notable achievement of Smith has been to maintain a staggering Test average of 63.75, which is second only to Sir Donald Bradman. He also has an impressive average of 43.23 in ODIs.


He is the second batsman to complete 1000 runs or more in Test cricket for four successive years. He has a chance to surpass Matthew Hayden if he continues his golden run in 2018.


He holds the record for the most consecutive 50+ scores in World Cup history with five such scores in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.


It has taken him 109 innings to score 23 test centuries which is makes him the third fastest to reach the landmark behind Don Bradman and Sunil Gavaskar.

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