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Steven

Smith

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

Now a batting fixture in Australia’s Test top order, but initially made his name as a bowler being New South Wales’ leading wicket-taker in the 2007-08 KFC T20 competition with nine scalps.

RUNS
1749
AVERAGE
46.03

Steven

Smith

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

Now a batting fixture in Australia’s Test top order, but initially made his name as a bowler being New South Wales’ leading wicket-taker in the 2007-08 KFC T20 competition with nine scalps.

RUNS
921
AVERAGE
31.76

Steven

Smith

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

Now a batting fixture in Australia’s Test top order, but initially made his name as a bowler being New South Wales’ leading wicket-taker in the 2007-08 KFC T20 competition with nine scalps.

RUNS
168
AVERAGE
14

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

AGE
25
HEIGHT
176CM
BORN

St George

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Sutherland

Bio

Having failed to come to grips with international game as a baby-faced 20-year-old, Steven Smith has undergone a dramatic career transformation in recent years.

As a mature 25-year-old with 20 Tests and four centuries to his name, Smith admitted in 2014 that he wasn’t ready for Test cricket when he was thrown in the deep end in 2010.

Having been sent back to domestic cricket to regain his form and confidence, Smith returned to the Test side with a bang in 2013, scoring 92 against India in Mohali to earn a late call-up to Australia’s Ashes touring party.

Smith started strongly against England with a score of 53 in tough conditions at Trent Bridge, before throwing his wicket away at Old Trafford just 11 runs short of his maiden century.

But the unorthodox right-hander didn’t have to wait long to reach three figures, posting an unbeaten 138 in the fifth Test at The Oval.

He followed it up with brilliant centuries in Perth and Sydney in Australia’s Ashes whitewash, before recording another hundred against South Africa in Centurion.

His leg-spin has also been a handy ace up the sleeve of skipper Michael Clarke.

Smith was named Australia's vice-captain on December 15, 2014 and Australia's 45th Test captain, to replace the injured Michael Clarke during the final three Tests of the series against India.

MATCHES
23
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
415
BEST BATTING
162
BEST BOWLING
4-83
Batting
RUNS
1749
INNINGS
44
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
46.03
100s
5
50s
9
Bowling
WICKETS
14
AVERAGE
50.64
ECONOMY
4.3
S/R
70.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
45
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
182
BEST BATTING
104
BEST BOWLING
3-16
Batting
RUNS
921
INNINGS
34
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
31.76
100s
2
50s
3
Bowling
WICKETS
27
AVERAGE
32.44
ECONOMY
5.2
S/R
37.4
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
21
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
43
BEST BATTING
34
BEST BOWLING
3-20
Batting
RUNS
168
INNINGS
16
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
14
100s
0
50s
0
Bowling
WICKETS
17
AVERAGE
22.18
ECONOMY
7.77
S/R
17.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
65
DEBUT
2008
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
177
BEST BOWLING
8-169
Batting
RUNS
4767
INNINGS
115
NOT OUTS
13
AVERAGE
46.74
100s
13
50s
25
Bowling
WICKETS
58
AVERAGE
54.05
ECONOMY
4.16
S/R
77.9
5W
1
10W/M
0
MATCHES
37
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
99
BEST BOWLING
3-43
Batting
RUNS
1291
INNINGS
35
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
46.11
100s
0
50s
11
Bowling
WICKETS
19
AVERAGE
42.42
ECONOMY
5.41
S/R
47.1
5W
0
10W/M
0

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