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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
168
AVERAGE
14

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
1549
AVERAGE
40.76

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
2933
AVERAGE
57.51

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

AGE
26
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
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
22.2
ECONOMY
7.77
S/R
17.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
58
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
182
BEST BATTING
105
BEST BOWLING
3-16
Batting
RUNS
1549
INNINGS
45
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
40.76
100s
4
50s
7
Bowling
WICKETS
27
AVERAGE
33.2
ECONOMY
5.25
S/R
37.9
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
31
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
415
BEST BATTING
215
BEST BOWLING
3-18
Batting
RUNS
2933
INNINGS
59
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
57.51
100s
10
50s
12
Bowling
WICKETS
15
AVERAGE
52.3
ECONOMY
4.34
S/R
72.4
5W
0
10W/M
0

Smith's fancy footwork

You won't find these shots in any cricket textbook but when you're in the sort of form Steve Smith is, it doesn't matter where the opposition bowls (Australia only)


23:51 Extended-Highlights-Aussies-conquer-Lords-still

Extended Highlights: Aussies conquer Lord's

Australia have totally out-played England and thrashed them by 405 runs at the Home of Cricket to level the Ashes series 1-1 (Australia only)


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Highlights: Smith's swashbuckling fifty

Backing up from a double century in the first innings, Steve Smith produced a unique fifty in the second innings at Lord's (Australia only)


Smith reveals mid-pitch chat

Australia's superstar No.3 batsman reveals he made a rare statement to opener during their match-winning partnership


Chris Rogers plays a reverse sweep at Lord's // Getty Images

Bayliss to chat to 'cheeky' Smith

England coach responds after Smith's mid-Test jibe about tactis used at Lord's


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Smith's star continues meteoric rise

Australian's exploits at Lord's put him in elite company and can begin to be mentioned in the same breath as the great Sir Donald Bradman