He continued to play for the same franchise in 2013, under the captaincy of Angelo Mathews. Smith concluded the 2017 calendar year with six centuries and three fifties, along with an average of 76.76 and a total of 1,305 runs, the highest of any player that year. [153][154][155] In the same year, he also received the Allan Border Medal, Australian Test Player of the Year and Australian One Day International Player of the Year award. Coming in at 2/65 before lunch on a rain affected day four, Smith batted until the closure of play on day five and scored yet another century, finishing with a defiant 102* from 275 deliveries to guide Australia to a draw and denying England of its first victory in Australia since 2011. [12], Smith was a member of the Australian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. By Brett Graham. Steve Smith would accept a return to the Australian captaincy if it’s in the team’s best interests. “In T20 cricket is the one format in which Steve Smith is in the side of the format. ‘Smith will do a great job if he gets captaincy again’, reckons stand-in skipper Matthew Wade Asked about Smith, who lost the captaincy because of … AUS VS IND: Mark Waugh Feels Steve Smith Paid His Penance, Needs To Be Handed Captaincy Smith was removed from captaincy due to his role … In a press conference at Sydney Airport, a tearful Smith started by saying that he had nothing to add to Cricket Australia's report. [171][172][173] Pakistan made a 4th innings total of 450, as Australia won by 39 runs. [31][32], During the 2016 IPL Auction, Smith was bought by new franchise, the Rising Pune Supergiants for the same price as in the previous auction ($600,000),[29] and struggled early for form. [139][140] Into the fifth and final Test match back at The Oval, Smith made his second century in the series registering 143 runs off 252 balls before being bowled by Steve Finn. [44][45][46] After losing six out of first eight matches of the season, Smith was appointed as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals by replacing Ajinkya Rahane. "[213][214][215], In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. [49], In May 2018, Smith was named as one of the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament. He went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction, but was later bought as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh by the Pune Warriors India. He handed Bancroft three demerit points and fined him 75% of his match fee. Australia dampen Steve Smith captaincy rumours with end of Tim Paine reign in sight. His century in Brisbane marked his 16th Test century and his first against Pakistan. [262][263] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Smith included in the touring party. [8] He has also defended Smith's unique batting style, and has long argued that in Australia, many naturally talented cricketers who may not necessarily have an orthodox technique are let down by over-coaching; in the years between leaving school and his elevation into international cricket, Smith had his technique picked apart by a number of well-intentioned coaches. [4] On 30 December 2017, he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second-highest of all time, only behind Don Bradman's 961. [91] Smith remarked "Everything sort of just clicked into place and it felt really good so I've continued doing it". Kim Hughes (born January 26, 1954) Captaincy record: 28 matches, 4 wins, 11 draws, 13 Hughes made his Test debut in August 1977 and was captaining the side less than two years later. On the day, if umpires believe any form of significant movement is unfair (in an attempt to deceive the batsman), then the Law still applies. [233], In the first innings of the fourth Test at Old Trafford Smith scored his third double-century in Test matches and third century in the series and became the first batsman to score 500 or more runs in three successive Ashes series. [54][55] In the tournament he scored 167 runs in six matches at an average of 33.40, including two fifties. ", "Why Steven Smith is the best of the Fab Four", "Joe Root? Captaincy wasn't given to him initially but inevitably, it returned to him at the fag end of the season. Transitioning into the Test series saw Australia's continued failure against reverse swing and spin in the subcontinent. In the first Test at Brisbane, Smith scored the first century of the series, 141*, which was his 21st Test century in his 105th innings—making him the third-quickest to score 21 Test centuries behind Donald Bradman and Sunil Gavaskar. [177], Smith was once again featured in ICC's 2016 Cricket Awards as a 12th man for the ICC Test team of the year. In the first ODI at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Smith made his first ODI century scoring 101 runs off 118 balls to push the visitors to a 1–0 lead in the series. Murdoch played in the second ever Test match in 1877, and played his final Test a full 15 years later in 1892, before amazingly pulling up stumps on his cricket career early in the 20th century. Steve Smith was snubbed from the Australian captaincy on Sunday night but reassured hes still in the frame to one day get his old position back. Smith was suspended from international cricket for 12 months as a result of his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal (March 2018). [17] In the final match of the season he took 7 for 64 in the second innings against South Australia.[18]. Steve Smith would take Australian captaincy again if it was in best interest of the team. [63][64] He played only two matches of the tournament before returning to Australia for elbow surgery. He scored 33 in his only innings as New South Wales defeated Western Australia outright. [124] In the final, Australia drew against fellow neighbours New Zealand after defeating South Africa. Smith's good form during the Big Bash League, attracted the attention of former India Captain Sourav Ganguly, and was recruited to play for the Pune Warriors India team captained by Sourav Ganguly in the 2012 Indian Premier League. [223][224] In the first Test at Edgbaston, Smith scored centuries in both innings, his ninth and tenth Ashes centuries and his 24th and 25th overall. However, during the match, Steve Smith's catch on Fawad Alam questioned whether his catch was within the ICC laws. Steve Smith has revealed he was spoken to about the captaincy vacancy over the weekend, admitting he would accept a return to the Australian captaincy but only if it’s in the team’s best interests. He received the Man of the Match award for this effort. Smith said he was aware of "discussions" that are taking place about his return to captaincy but stressed he is at a comfortable space right now. He added, "I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. [160] It was believed that Smith was incorrectly given out, having clean missed a ball the umpires deemed to have been edged. At the time of delivery, Smith's stumps are fully covered, making bowled dismissals unlikely. As of November 2020[update], Smith has scored 26 Test and 11 ODI centuries. [168] Following the defeat, criticism of Smith's captaincy and the team's performance emerged which saw the influx of young players such as Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddison for the last Test. He replicated his ton in the first Test in Pune where he produced his first century in the Indian Subcontinent, accompanied by the support of his bowlers to win their first Test match in India since 2004 and breaking India's 19 match undefeated streak, stretching back from 2012. In the second Test, Smith made a duck and 97 runs but Australia's woes against spin continued as Australia lost by 356 runs. 11 Player of the Match awards in Test matches, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 01:39. Smith played in all five Tests, scoring 345 runs at an average of 38.33. [143], The retirement of Michael Clarke following Australia's 3–2 defeat in the 2015 Ashes series saw Smith appointed as the full-time captain of the Australian Test team. He admitted that he was part of the "leadership group" but did not identify the other members. First batsman to register ten successive scores of 50 or more against a single opponent in Test history. [207], Australia lost by 322 runs in the third Test, with Smith barely contributing to the score. On 19 January 2017, Steve Smith produced his 8th ODI century against Pakistan at the WACA Ground—becoming the quickest Australian to reach 3000 ODI runs within 79 innings. Smith, S P D - Test Cricket, profile, statistical overview, batting graphs, bowling graphs, performances by ground, performances by opponent, performances by year, performances by series, performances by batting position, analysis of dismissals, list of innings, partnership records, man of match awards Pune lost the match by one run. Steven Smith Profile. However, Smith's hundred was in vain as India chased down the target in the 48th over, India winning the series 2–1. Second youngest batsman to top the ICC Test batting rankings. Virat Kohli? It’s with this knowledge that Cricket Australia decided to name Steve Smith as captain for the rest of the Test series against India, and effectively anoint him as the long-term replacement for Michael Clarke. In 2015 Smith was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) and ICC Test Player of the Year award and named in ICC Test Team of the Year and ICC ODI Team of the Year by the ICC. [269] Playing in a club match in January 2010, right-handed Smith took guard left-handed and hit a six. In the second Test match in Sabina Park, Smith steered Australia to a first innings score of 399, where he made 199 and became the eighth man in Test history to be dismissed on 199. [220] On 11 July 2019, in the semi-final match against England Smith scored 85 runs, becoming the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score four 50+ scores in the Cricket World Cup knockouts. In his first ODI match against England in Sydney, he was dismissed at 37 runs by Moeen Ali but continued to provide runs in the following matches leading to the final against England. This was Smith's first-ever second innings century; all previous centuries having been scored in the first innings of a Test match. Smith was awarded man of the match as Australia defeated India by 4 wickets. Smith joined the Sydney Sixers and filled in as captain when Brad Haddin could not play due to Test duties,[22] subsequently leading the team to victory in the inaugural season. [102] Smith made three runs before being dismissed. [87] Despite starting slowly in the first two Tests, Smith produced his first Test century on home soil in the third Test at Perth, scoring 111 from 208 balls[88], helping Australia display a total of 6–326 at stumps on the second day to later win the Test match and be awarded man of the match. [122] Three days later, Smith scored his first ODI century against England producing 102 runs in 95 balls; the win saw Australia qualify for the final[123] and later defeating England to win the Carlton Mid Triangular Series in Australia 2014–15. He said that as captain of the Australian cricket team, he took full responsibility (even though he did not devise the plan to change the condition of the ball or actually perform the act), and that he had made a serious error in judgement: "It was a failure of leadership, my leadership." Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell to record low in year to March 2020. Steven Smith averages 71 as Australia's Test skipper with 12 hundreds Both massive run-scorers, Kohli and Smith have each tallied in excess of 2,500 Test match runs as captain. After losing five consecutive Tests, Smith made 59 and 40, respectively, with the addition of his team performances to win the day-night Test match in Adelaide. [130] Australia later won the match in positive fashion, beating the West Indies by 277 runs within four days and retained the Frank Worrell Trophy. In the fourth Test in Trent Bridge, Australia needed a win to draw the series. The same month, he made his One Day International debut against the West Indies also at Melbourne, playing in the fifth match of the series. In contrast to the preceding Ashes tour, Smith made little contribution with the bat throughout the test series against Pakistan, scoring 4 and 36 in the first and second matches respectively. [254][255][256], Australia traveled to India to play three ODI matches in January 2020. Fastest batsman to reach 7,000 runs in Tests. Steve Smith was m… [170], Pakistan was scheduled to have three Test series and 5 ODIs. After a few matches in 2010 and 2011, he was a regular player in the Australian team after 2013, and took over captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015, after which he predominantly batted at number 3 or 4. [147], Next followed a three Test home series against New Zealand. [150] Steve Smith says he will return to the captaincy if that is what's best for the Australian men's cricket team – but is that what's best for Cricket Australia? Head coach Justin Langer says Smith needs to go through a 'process' before being handed the title again. Steve Smith would accept a return to the Australian captaincy if it’s in the team’s best interests. Discussions took place, happy to do whatever is best for team: Steve Smith on returning to captaincy Smith and vice-captain David Warner had resigned in the aftermath of the scandal during the Cape Town Test against South Africa in March 2018 and since then Tim Paine has been at the helm for the Test team while Aaron Finch has handled the limited-overs leadership. Grace, and in fact Murdoch’s batting record as Test captain (677 runs at 35.08) is far better than his record without the captaincy (31 runs at 7.75). Former Australian captain Steve Smith has admitted he'd make a comeback to the top job if it was in the best interests of the side.Smith, who was stripped of the role following the 2018 South African tour, was mentioned as a possible replacement for the injured Aaron Finch during the… [165] Despite the large total, it was chased down by South Africa in the 50th over. Kim Hughes (born January 26, 1954) Captaincy record: 28 matches, 4 wins, 11 draws, 13 He later joined the Test squad in the first Test match in Windsor Park, and scored 25 and 5 runs, respectively. In March 2018, Smith was widely criticised for overseeing ball tampering in the third Test against South Africa, during which he stood down from the team captaincy and was replaced by Tim Paine. [202] This led to Smith and opposing captain Faf du Plessis being called to a meeting with umpires and match officials, where they were reminded of their responsibility to control their teams. [108] In the first Test in Dubai, Smith made 22 runs in the first innings and 55 runs in the second innings but collectively lost the Test match by 221 runs. Matthew Wade was appointed Australia’s 11th Twenty20 captain as a replacement for the injured Aaron Finch, in perhaps the most telling sign yet that Smith may never lead his country again. [65][66], Steve Smith made his international cricket debut in a Twenty20 International match playing as a leg spinner against Pakistan at Melbourne in February 2010. He also took nine catches throughout the tournament. 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In the warm-up match against Pakistan A in Sharjah, Australia lost by 153 runs where Smith made 58 but retired out. [115] He made his captaincy debut for Australia in the Second Test match against India at the Gabba. This position also allows him to play to either the on or off side with ease. Arriving back from the subcontinent following their 2–0 Test defeat against Pakistan. Throughout the following ODI series, Smith averaged in excess of 40 across the first two matches, before leaving early for a rest. He was quick to score his 22nd century at the WACA, before he converted that into a career-best 239. [242], Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. Steve Smith? [179] Following the home series, Smith was scheduled to tour three ODI matches against New Zealand for the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy but later sustained a mild sprain to the medial ligament in his left ankle, so he headed to Dubai in preparation for the upcoming four Test tour of India. [181][182] In the 3rd Test match in Ranchi, which is the first-ever Test match hosted at this venue, Steve Smith scored yet another century, 178 not out. See the latest Steve Smith cricket news. ‘Smith will do a great job if he gets captaincy again’, reckons stand-in skipper Matthew Wade Asked about Smith, who lost the captaincy because of … [161], Smith then led the Australian Cricket Team on their tour of Sri Lanka. After this, he made a trip to the UAE to play three ODIs. [33] He then went on to score a further 45 against the Mumbai Indians, before being ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a wrist injury. Smith made two centuries with a total of 327 runs at an average of 36. On Wednesday Smith will become the third-youngest Test skipper in our history, and the fourth to take the reins before his 26th birthday. [246] It involved left-arm fast-medium bowler Neil Wagner pitching short to Smith attempting to get him out caught on the leg side. In the previous two Sheffield seasons his form had been good without being great (averaging 37), but he was chosen for the 17-man squad, primarily as a backup batsman, rather than an allrounder as he had been in the Test team previously. [118], The final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground saw Smith in his fourth consecutive century against India. In that Test series, he scored 774 runs at an average of more than 110 and his record haul saw him return to the number one spot on the ICC Test batting rankings despite a year out of the game. [27] In his first match for his new team, he scored 39 runs off 32 balls to lead his team to victory against the Mumbai Indians. [91] This change has taken his batting average from 33 to 63.55 as it stands as of 2018. Steve Smith of Australia and Justin Langer. [101] In his first match against Zimbabwe, he was run out by Sikandar Raza. When attending the press conference at the conclusion of the third day's play with Bancroft, Smith admitted that the "leadership group" of the team discussed tampering with the ball to influence the result of the match during the lunch break. By: Sports Desk | December 7, 2020 3:25:08 pm Stand-in skipper Matthew Wade and former skipper Steve Smith in action during the 2nd T20I (AP) Matthew Wade was Australia’s stand-in T20 … [79][80] He played his first-class tour match with the main squad on 2 July 2013 in Worcester making 111 runs in both innings combined. [85] Smith became only the sixth Australian to reach his maiden Test 100 with a six. Steve Smith's batting average increases by 2 in ODIs and 8 inT20Is when he is the captain, and it's clear that leadership doesn't affect his game at all. Steve Smith was snubbed from the Australian captaincy on Sunday night but reassured he’s still in the frame to one day get his old position back. [23] In the final match, the Sixers beat Perth Scorchers by 7 wickets while chasing down the target of 157 within 18.5 overs after the Scorchers made 5/156 in 20 overs. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Australia star batsman Steve Smith said he is not thinking about returning to captaincy and is looking forward to executing his role well in the upcoming 4-Test series against India from December 17. We'll see how we go. Australia's target to chase 183 runs after a New Zealand collapse saw Steve Smith score 58 not out alongside the skipper, Michael Clarke as Australia won by 7 wickets with 101 balls remaining. [59] In October 2018, he was named as one of the fourteen Platinum category players for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. [247] The plan enjoyed good results, with Wagner dismissing Smith all four times in Perth and Melbourne[248][249][246], however a non-short-pitched ball from de Grandhomme claimed Smith's wicket in the final Test at Sydney, being caught at slip for 63. Smith made 3 hundreds and 3 fifties. Kim Hughes hurries away from his press conference after issuing a tearful resignation. Smith's return to the test team came during the 2013 tour of India. Following an investigation by Cricket Australia, Smith was banned from all international and domestic cricket in Australia for one year starting from 29 March 2018, and from consideration for any leadership role for an additional year. Hughes made his Test debut in August 1977 and was captaining the side less than two years later. [15] He was part of the New South Wales team that won the 2009 Twenty20 Champions League. His overall Test record, while still unparalleled in the modern game, stands at 7,227 runs at an average of 62.84. Fellow New South Welshman David Warner was appointed as his vice-captain. The incident occurred when in the 18th over of Pakistan's chase of 231 where Xavier Doherty delivered the ball and before Fawad made contact with his paddle sweep, Smith had moved from first slip towards leg slip to intercept the shot. His double century also made Smith pass 3000 Test runs, the third-youngest Australia to reach the feat. He led his team to the final with a 20-run victory over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. [244][245], In a similar vein to Bodyline devised by England in the 1930s to disrupt Bradman's scoring, which was largely employed by Harold Larwood, New Zealand devised a set of tactics to curb Smith's scoring. In the first and only T20 match, Pakistan won the toss and made 96 runs in their allotment of 20 overs, setting Australia a target of 97 runs to win. [166] Australia lost the 5-match series 5–0.[167]. Discussions took place, happy to do whatever is best for team: Steve Smith on returning to captaincy Smith and vice-captain David Warner had resigned in the aftermath of the scandal during the Cape Town Test against South Africa in March 2018 and since then Tim Paine has been at the helm for the Test team while Aaron Finch has handled the limited-overs leadership. The squad later travelled to the UAE to face Pakistan in a T20 Match, three ODIs and two Tests. Smith was not required in the first match; with openers Finch and Warner chasing down the target of 256 in the 38th over. Steve Smith holds the best record in terms of win percentage (65.5) The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been blessed with some exceptional captains over the last 12 years. In Australia's opening match of the World Cup, against England, he was dismissed early on 5 but later improved as the tournament progressed. In the first T20I against Sri Lanka, Smith did not bat, but made 53 not out and 13 in the second and third matches respectively. Batting with the tail, he scored 77 including nine fours and two sixes off successive balls, helping Australia to set a competitive target after having been bowled out for 88 in the first innings. He was therefore banned from all international and domestic cricket for 12 months starting from 29 March 2018. Steve Smith has done a brilliant job in the past. We look back at how they handled the swift ascent to the captaincy, and what lessons we can apply to Steve Smith. The legality of the catch continued to be the main talking point after the ODI Series and afterwards ICC made a press statement stating that: "As long as the movement of a close catching fielder is in response to the striker’s actions (the shot he/she is about to play or shaping to play), then movement is permitted before the ball reaches the striker. Steve Smith has sought to play down debate over whether he should be allowed to captain Australia once again after his 12-month ban from the game in 2018. While making little impact at Lord's, Smith produced a century at Hove against Sussex on 27 July.[81]. In the third Test in Edgbaston, Smith made 7 and 8 runs, respectively, both dismissed by Steve Finn, but Smith's low scores saw England take a 2–1 lead into the series. [67], Smith made his Test debut at Lords in July 2010, playing both Tests against Pakistan in the 2010 Test series played in England. (L-R) Billy Murdoch, Kim Hughes and Ian Craig (with Don Bradman). As of April 2018, Smith has made a total of 37 first-class centuries, ten List A centuries and one T20 century. Despite Pakistan being bowled out for a low score of 142 in the first innings, Smith's captaincy tactics sparked a mixed response from critics when the on-field umpires made the decision to increase the fourth day evening session for another thirty minutes, believing a result would be determined. [149] During the second Test, Smith scored 27 in the first innings before breaking the shackles with 138 in the second innings. I'm absolutely gutted. 3 days ago. The win in Adelaide avoided a 3–0 whitewash at home, as the 2–1 defeat marked Smith's first series defeat at home. [138] In the second innings, Smith was again caught by Ben Stokes in the slips from Stuart Broad with a meagre score of 5. [13][14], Smith made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Western Australia at the SCG on 25 January 2008. His performances were solid during the series, getting a number of starts and scoring two half centuries. [40][41][42][43], In November 2018, Smith was retained by Rajasthan Royals for the 2019 Indian Premier League. [218][219] On 1 June 2019, Smith played in Australia's opening match of the Cricket World Cup, against Afghanistan, at the County Ground in Bristol. Who is the best batsman in the world? In the previous two Sheffield seasons his form had been good without being great (averaging 37), but he was chosen for the 17-man squad, primarily as a backup batsman, rather than an allrounder as he had been in the Test team previously. [187][188][189], Smith garnered praise from opponent captain Joe Root for leading the team from the front, and in Root's opinion Smith was the difference between the two teams during 2017–18 Ashes series. [203] South Africa won the second Test by 6 wickets, with Smith's contributions being only 25 and 11 runs. [274] Smith is also known for his concentration, being able to bat for long periods of time, even through a whole day's play.[275][276]. Smith made 131 off 132 balls as Australia reached a total of 286 from the 50 overs. "Of course, we talked about a number of things," said Langer to Fox Sports. Billy Murdoch (R) with legendary England captain W.G. In the third Test, significant for being the first-ever day-night Test held at the Adelaide Oval, Smith defied difficult batting conditions to register 53 in the first innings, before falling for 14 in the second innings. [24] During the 2011 IPL player auction, he was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $200,000,[25] but he had to have an ankle operation and was not available to play for them that season. Steve Smith admitted Thursday that “discussions” had taken place about his return to captain the Australian team, but said he was happy with the … He was awarded his second consecutive Compton–Miller Medal as the man of the series. [174][175] Despite intermittent rain, Australia managed an unlikely victory into the last session of day five, resulting in a 2–0 win for Australia. The three Test series was a disaster for the Aussies, losing 3–0. Since 2010, Steve Smith has been awarded countlesstrophies and feats; he is a record holder in captaincy and personal batting stats. He scored 51 off 50 balls but could not lead RPS to victory. [227][228] On 18 August 2019, the final day of the Test, Smith was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne, after further tests showed he had actually suffered concussion due to the blow the previous day. [186] On 16 December 2017, Smith scored 239 on the final Ashes match at WACA Ground. [238][239], After retaining the Ashes in England, the Australian team returned home for two back to back T20I series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. "[105][106] The win saw Australia rise back to number one in the ICC ODI Rankings and Steve Smith was made man of the series for his batting performances.[107]. [97] Smith was not required in the second innings and Australia won the Test by 281 runs. Sports. Steve Smith might regain captaincy, Langer reveals. In between he played 19 Tests and was captain in all but three of them, leading Australia to series victories at home and away against England. 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