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Steven Smith

Whalan

  • Smith

Right Hand bat

Right Arm Leg-Spin

DOB
02/06/1989
Height / Weight
176cm / 80kg
Born in
St George, NSW
State
NSW
  • Cap number
    • Test 415
    • ODI 182
Bat Brand
Kookaburra
Club
Sutherland

Profile

Baby faced assassin

After arriving on the international scene - in the Test, 50-over and Twenty20 formats - as a precociously talented leg-spinning all-rounder, Steven Smith has focused his attention on batting as he enters the twilight of his early 20s.

That decision would appear vindicated on the strength of recent Test outings.

Indeed, a case can be mounted that Smith’s value to Australian cricket may be measured in his ability to counter spin than to provide it.

It was his nerveless ability to deal with the turning ball that carried him within a couple of well-timed strikes of a maiden Test century in Mohali in 2013.

He again came close in Manchester during Australia’s Ashes campaign later in that year before reaching an assured and accomplished ton in the final Test of that series at The Oval.

While it was the audacity of his strokeplay that initially captured attention, Smith is rapidly evolving into a mature middle-order batsman whose sublime fielding skills now add as much all-round value to the team as his very occasional leggies.

Key Stats

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20 Matches
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 20 38 4 1361 138 40.03 51.69 4 6 16 0
ODI 34 23 4 399 46 21.00 87.89 0 0 15 0
Twenty20 Int 20 15 4 165 34 15.00 108.55 0 0 16 0
First-Class 63 111 13 4593 177 46.87 56.1 13 23 75 0
Aus One-day dom 37 35 7 1291 99 46.11 83.78 0 11 24 0
Aus Twenty20 77 68 21 1445 65 30.74 124.89 0 4 49 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 20 822 527 11 3/51 4/83 47.91 3.85 74.7 0 0
ODI 34 899 780 22 3/33 3/33 35.45 5.21 40.9 0 0
Twenty20 Int 20 285 373 17 3/20 3/20 21.94 7.85 16.8 0 0
First-Class 63 4387 2990 55 7/64 8/169 54.36 4.09 79.8 1 0
Aus One-day dom 37 894 806 19 3/43 3/43 42.42 5.41 47.1 0 0
Aus Twenty20 77 389 480 28 4/13 4/13 17.14 7.40 13.9 0 0

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