Steven Smith

Born June 2, 1989Sydney, New South Wales
Age 25 Years, 5 Months, 0 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break googly
Batting Rank
Bowling Rank
Test Debut July 13, 2010 v Pakistan
Last Test October 22, 2014 v Pakistan
ODI Debut February 19, 2010 v West Indies
Last ODI October 12, 2014 v Pakistan
T20I Debut February 5, 2010 v Pakistan
Last T20I October 5, 2014 v Pakistan
IPL Debut April 6, 2012 v Mumbai
Last IPL May 15, 2014 v Delhi
CL Debut October 9, 2009 v Diamond Eagles
Last CL October 28, 2012 v Highveld Lions
Teams Played Australia, Australia A, Worcestershire, Jaipur, New South Wales, Australia, Kochi, Pune, Sydney Sixers, Antigua Hawksbills
Man of the Match Test - 1, ODI - 1, T20I - 1, IPL - 2, CL - 2,
Career Span 2010 - 2014, 2010 - 2014, 2010 - 2014, 2012 - 2014, 2009 - 2012,

Steven Smith's idiosyncratic technique with the bat and witty leg spinners has made him a star to watch out for in Australian cricket since his breakthrough at a very young age. Cricket Australia saw in him a potential to replace the likes of Warne and MacGill, however, it is his batting that took precedence and the selectors have been more than happy to realize his talents with the bat.

Smith made his debut for New South Wales against Western Australia in 2008. He steadily rose in reputation and was the second highest wicket-taker in the Twenty20 competition of 2008. After scoring four Sheffield Shield centuries and taking a career-best haul of 7 for 64 he was picked for Australia's tour to New Zealand with just 13 first-class games. He debuted against Pakistan in a T20 International in 2010 and bagged 2 wickets. His ODI debut was in the same month against the West Indies in which he was clobbered for 78 runs in 9 overs but still kept flighting the ball and bowling with an attacking mentality. His attitude impressed Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting who gave him his maiden break in Tests against Pakistan as a genuine frontline spinner. He didn't disappoint, bagging 3 wickets in the 2nd innings on debut. Smith has also been an active participant in the Indian T20 League, representing Bangalore, the now-defunct Kochi and Pune in 2012. Later that year, he was grabbed by Sydney Sixers for the inaugural Big Bash League, followed by the Champions League T20.

Many claim Smith to be one of the best fielders in cricket at the moment and he has indeed taken quite a few breathtaking catches during his career. His attitude and temperament at this stage of his career is commendable and Smith has been touted to be a future captain-prospect for Australia.

He showed his potential during the Indian tour in early 2013, impressing the then-to-be coach Darren Lehmann. Subsequently, it resulted in him being recalled into the 2013 UK Ashes squad after being overlooked initially. Smith's career-defining moment came in the Oval Test that year, when Smith held Australia at one end with a fluent unbeaten 138. In the return Ashes Down Under, his twin centuries in difficult circumstances cemented his place in the Test side.

Later he played important knocks on Australia's tour of South Africa which were instrumental in the series win. In the 2014 auction of Indian T20 League, Steven Smith was bought by Rajasthan where he will play with countrymen Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Brad Hodge along with two more Australians.

Player Tracker

Batting & Fielding

21
40
4
Runs »
1438
138*
v ENG
4
7
Fours »
160
Sixes »
16
39.94
50.42
16
0

Bowling

17
Overs »
143.0
18
Runs »
577
12
3/18
v ENG
4.03
71.50

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
22(44) & 55(175) 1/50 v Pakistan Oct 22, 2014
84(155) & 36*(20) 0/7 & 1/43 v South Africa Mar 01, 2014
49(72) & 0(1) 1/30 v South Africa Feb 20, 2014
100(213) & DNB - v South Africa Feb 12, 2014
115(154) & 7(12) - v England Jan 03, 2014