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Steve Smith

Batter

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
5251
AVERAGE
61.06

Steve Smith

Batter

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
3101
AVERAGE
43.68

Steve Smith

Batter

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
431
AVERAGE
21.55

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
27
HEIGHT
176CM
BORN

St George

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Sutherland

Bio

Steve Smith is Australia’s 45th Test captain, and has transformed himself over his international career from leg spinner to world-class batsman.

Smith made his first-class debut in 2008, playing for New South Wales against Western Australia. Two years later he was given his Baggy Green in a Test match against Pakistan, where he batted at no.8 and took three wickets as the front-line spinner in a Test victory for the Aussies.

Smith was dropped from the Australian team due to inconsistent form during the 2010-11 Ashes and used this time to regain form and confidence in the domestic competition. In 2013 he was recalled to the Test team, scoring 92 against India in Mohali which earned him a late call-up to Australia’s Ashes touring party. Despite a series loss, Smith showed signs of improvements with the bat, putting together consistent performances along with his maiden Test century, an unbeaten 138 at The Oval.

A few months later Smith posted centuries in Perth and Sydney as part of Australia’s Ashes 5-0 whitewash, followed by another hundred against South Africa in Centurion.

Smith captained Australia’s Test side for the first time against India in the 2014-15 summer, filling in for an injured Michael Clarke. It was a landmark series for Smith, who posted tons in all four Tests against India.

Smith reached the no.1 ICC Test batsmen ranking for the first time in June 2015 and was officially named Australia’s full-time Test skipper at the end of the 2015 Ashes in England. He was also awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2015. 

MATCHES
54
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
415
BEST BATTING
215
BEST BOWLING
3-18
Bowling
WICKETS
17
AVERAGE
52.4
ECONOMY
4.3
S/R
73.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5251
INNINGS
100
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
61.06
100s
20
50s
20
MATCHES
95
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
182
BEST BATTING
164
BEST BOWLING
3-16
Bowling
WICKETS
27
AVERAGE
34.5
ECONOMY
5.34
S/R
38.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3101
INNINGS
81
NOT OUTS
10
AVERAGE
43.68
100s
8
50s
16
MATCHES
30
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
43
BEST BATTING
90
BEST BOWLING
3-20
Bowling
WICKETS
17
AVERAGE
22.2
ECONOMY
7.77
S/R
17.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
431
INNINGS
25
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
21.55
100s
0
50s
2

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