[54][55] In the tournament he scored 167 runs in six matches at an average of 33.40, including two fifties. First batsman to register ten successive scores of 50 or more against a single opponent in Test history. [183] In the fourth Test in Dharmasala, Smith scored 111 in the first innings which helped Australia to a first innings score of 300. [99] Steve Smith produced 269 runs at an average of 67.25, the third-best in the series and the second-best by an Australian, second to David Warner.[100]. [20], In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition held in the West Indies, Australia finished runners up to England. Footage emerged showing Warner having to be physically restrained after words were spoken between the two. Smith made 3 hundreds and 3 fifties. [142] Overall, Smith made 508 runs at an average of 56.44, the most runs scored in the series. [115] He made his captaincy debut for Australia in the Second Test match against India at the Gabba. Smith attended Menai High School, and left at age 17 to play cricket in England where he played club cricket for Sevenoaks Vine in the premier division of the Kent Cricket League. [114] This also marked Steve Smith's first Test century against India and at the Adelaide Oval. Steve Smith prepares for the first Test against India. Despite this, Australia went on to win the Test series 2–0, winning both matches by an innings margin. Although the squad for the 2013 Ashes was finalised in April, Smith was the vice-captain of Australia's A team and was later called into the main squad after showing some promise in the Australia's A tour to the United Kingdom in June where he made 133 runs against Ireland in Belfast but also as a backup batsman due to Michael Clarke's fitness concerns. STEVE Smith has been forced to defend his captaincy tactics after Australia narrowly avoided the most humiliating loss in Test history. Smith played 4 ODI out of 5 series against South Africa where Australia defeated South Africa 4–1 in the ODI Series. [15] He was part of the New South Wales team that won the 2009 Twenty20 Champions League. We'll see how we go. 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. [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. Virat Kohli? Cricket Australia needs to decide whether Steve Smith’s national captaincy career is over - and fast. [161], Smith then led the Australian Cricket Team on their tour of Sri Lanka. 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. [16], By the end of the 2009–10 domestic season, Smith had a first-class batting average of over 50 after 13 first-class matches. 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[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. But hang on, the crime has been paid for as minor as I thought it was," Waugh said. In the first ODI, Steve Smith registered 164 runs at the SCG, marking the highest ODI score at the ground, beating the previous score of 162 set by AB De Villiers during the 2015 World Cup. [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. To find out more about how we use cookies, please see our Cookie Guide. 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. [86] At the end of the series, the urn was retained by England after winning the series 3–0. [234][235], Smith registered his tenth consecutive Ashes fifty-plus score in the first innings of the fifth Test, breaking Inzamam Ul Haq's record for the most consecutive Test 50+ scores against a single opposition. Last Updated: 07 December, 2020 15:23 IST. 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. Following a 5–0 victory against England in the Ashes, Australia were scheduled three Test matches and three T20 matches in South Africa. Hughes made his Test debut in August 1977 and was captaining the side less than two years later. Steve Smith might regain captaincy, Langer reveals. The 2–0 victory against the West Indies gave Australia some momentum into the long waited Ashes series in the British Isles. At the time of delivery, Smith's stumps are fully covered, making bowled dismissals unlikely. His 25th came in his 119th innings, second only to Don Bradman (who took 69 innings). [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. His form continued as he registered his maiden T20 century against the Gujarat Lions, scoring 101 off 54 balls. When Aaron Finch was handed over the captaincy of the Australian ODI team in 2018, the team was going through a tough period. [78], Following the defeat to India, Australia's next series was against England in the British Isles in July. Smith made two centuries with a total of 327 runs at an average of 36. [109] In the series he made 174 runs at an average of 43.5 runs. He remained unbeaten on 138. "[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]. This was Smith's first-ever second innings century; all previous centuries having been scored in the first innings of a Test match. 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. The former England captain Michael Vaughan said Australia should give the captaincy to Steve Smith in ODI and Test Cricket. [160] It was believed that Smith was incorrectly given out, having clean missed a ball the umpires deemed to have been edged. [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. 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. The report stated that, while he did not develop the plan, Smith was found to have misled match officials and others, and as captain did not act to prevent it. Steve Smith has done a brilliant job in the past. [246] It involved left-arm fast-medium bowler Neil Wagner pitching short to Smith attempting to get him out caught on the leg side. Smith was called into the Ashes XI squad for the first Test of 2013–14 Ashes series in Brisbane. [102] Smith made three runs before being dismissed. [260][261], On 16 July 2020, Smith was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic. As a batsman only, though, we may in fact be yet to see exactly how much Smith is capable of. [26], The next season, Kochi Tuskers were dropped from the IPL and Smith was put up for auction. [117] In the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Smith made his third consecutive century in the first innings of the Test match scoring 192 runs in 433 balls. Australia went on to win the first Test by 296 runs. 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. 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. Joint second-fastest batsman (after Don Bradman), youngest Australian and fourth youngest overall to reach 6,000 runs in Tests. 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. Steve was handed over the captaincy of Australia in late 2015 after Michael Clarke retired from all the formats of cricket. The first Test was scheduled to begin on 4 December in Brisbane, but was later postponed because of the death of Phillip Hughes. Second youngest batsman to top the ICC Test batting rankings. 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. The other three men – Kim Hughes, Ian Craig and Billy Murdoch – had vastly differing experiences during their time in the highest sporting office in the land. [50][51] On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Toronto Nationals in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the tournament. [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. In the fourth Ashes test at Melbourne, Smith continued his prodigious form when he scored 76 in the first innings before he was bowled by England debutant Tom Curran, providing him with his first wicket in test cricket. 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. [272][273], Much of the credit for Smith's success can also be attributed to batting coach Trent Woodhill, who coached Smith as a junior and noted his abundant talent. Smith's return to the test team came during the 2013 tour of India. On Wednesday Smith will become the third-youngest Test skipper in our history, and the fourth to take the reins before his 26th birthday. England within three days regained the Ashes and took an unassailable 3–1 lead and critics began to question Smith's performances in seaming conditions. Smith also became the first Australian skipper to open their captaincy with three consecutive centuries, and the second batsman since Jacques Kallis against West Indies to score a century in every match of a Test series. He later returned to complete his innings after passing the concussion tests and was out, lbw, for 92. 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. Head coach Justin Langer says Smith needs to go through a 'process' before being handed the title again. 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. In the final against Trinidad and Tobago at Hyderabad, Smith made 33 with the bat and took two wickets. [73][74][75], In his first match innings in India he scored 92 before being stumped by Dhoni from a delivery by Pragyan Ojha, and in the second innings he managed 5 runs. He retired at the age of 26 and sadly passed away last month. The five-month break from cricket activity saw a surprise pick of Smith called up for the 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series on the August 2014. Smith had also been made captain of the team in one match, when Ganguly was rested, despite Australian captain Michael Clarke being the vice-captain. [17] In the final match of the season he took 7 for 64 in the second innings against South Australia.[18]. In 2014, Martin Crowe described Smith as one of the young Fab Four of Test cricket along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. He added, "I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. Cameron Bancroft, the second-youngest and most inexperienced member of the team, was captured by television cameras surreptitiously using sandpaper to rough up the cricket ball. [280] Later, in 2017–2018, he publicly criticised Glenn Maxwell's training regimen when Maxwell was dropped from the Australian ODI squad. Steve Smith was m… Captaincy wasn't given to him initially but inevitably, it returned to him at the fag end of the season. If you’d like to view this content, please adjust your Cookie Settings. [124] In the final, Australia drew against fellow neighbours New Zealand after defeating South Africa. 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. [37] However, following his admission of involvement in the Australian test side's ball tampering controversy in the Third Test in South Africa in March 2018, it was announced by the team that Smith has stood down from that role and Ajinkya Rahane took charge as the new captain for Rajasthan Royals team. Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. [262][263] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Smith included in the touring party. [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. Steve Smith would accept a return to the Australian captaincy if it’s in the team’s best interests. 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? 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