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Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Born June 2, 1989
Sydney, New South Wales
Age 26 Years, 11 Months, 23 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break googly
Batting Rank
Bowling Rank
Teams Played Australia, Australia A, Worcestershire, Jaipur, New South Wales, Australia, Kochi, Pune, Sydney Sixers, Antigua Hawksbills, Rising Pune Supergiants
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 6, World Cup - 1, T20I - 1, IPL - 3, CL - 2,
Career Span 2010 - 2016, 2010 - 2016, 2011 - 2015, 2010 - 2016, 2012 - 2016, 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.

Steven Smith OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 4175113852215 v ENG14164302960.1857.56430
ODI 725972082149 v IND591731940.0388.89420
World Cup 14102455105 v IND1441556.8792.8550
T20I 3025543190 v ENG02341121.55122.44180
IPL 5447131231101 v GL121123336.20135.87320
CL 1713425145* v MUM0019227.88104.1490

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 3419319837163/18 v ENG2052.314.3372.37
ODI 36174.21931273/16 v ZIM2034.485.3438.74
World Cup 629015811/44 v NZ00158.005.44174.00
T20I 1748.31377173/20 v WI1022.177.7717.11
IPL 10.20500/5 v JAI00-15.00-
CL 1023.3018562/32 v TT0030.837.8723.50

Steven Smith AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
England 18 34 3 1339 215 5 4 159 / 11 43.19 54.74 13 0
India 6 12 2 930 192 4 3 97 / 8 93.00 60.50 7 0
New Zealand 5 9 1 543 138 2 3 67 / 2 67.87 62.41 12 0
Pakistan 4 8 0 274 97 0 3 30 / 2 34.25 48.84 2 0
South Africa 3 5 1 269 100 1 1 35 / 3 67.25 58.35 2 0
West Indies 5 7 4 497 199 2 2 42 / 3 165.66 60.83 7 0
Total 41 75 11 3852 215 v ENG 14 16 430/29 78.54 57.61 43 0

Bowling Performance

  IO MRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
England 11 76 8 318 6 3/18 1 / 0 53.00 4.18 76.00
India 8 27 0 149 1 1/63 0 / 0 149.00 5.51 162.00
New Zealand 2 6 0 19 0 0/3 0 / 0 - 3.16 -
Pakistan 6 53 7 227 6 3/51 1 / 0 37.83 4.28 53.00
South Africa 3 23 3 80 2 1/30 0 / 0 40.00 3.47 69.00
West Indies 4 8 1 44 1 1/2 0 / 0 44.00 5.50 48.00
Total 34 193 19 837 16 1/63 v IND 2/0 53.97 4.35 68.00

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Steven Smith LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS 100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 17 32 4 1566 215 v ENG 5 6 179 / 17 55.92 54.28 8 0
Home 12 23 4 1255 192 v IND 6 3 140 / 8 66.05 59.84 15 0
Neutral 12 20 3 1031 138 v NZ 3 7 111 / 4 60.64 60.29 20 0
Total 41 75 11 3852 215 v ENG 14 16 430/29 60.87 58.14 43 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 13 70 7 283 9 3/18 v ENG 1 / 0 31.44 4.04 46.66
Home 11 59 4 282 1 1/2 v WI 0 / 0 282.00 4.77 354.00
Neutral 10 64 8 272 6 3/18 v ENG 1 / 0 45.33 4.25 64.00
Total 34 193 19 837 16 3/18 v ENG 2/0 119.59 4.35 154.89

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Steven Smith YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS 100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2010 4 8 0 187 77 v PAK 0 1 20 / 2 23.37 59.74 3 0
2011 1 2 1 72 54* v ENG 0 1 7 / 0 72.00 50.34 - -
2013 11 21 2 711 138* v ENG 2 3 74 / 10 37.42 45.87 10 0
2014 9 17 3 1146 192 v IND 5 4 131 / 8 81.85 59.90 8 0
2015 13 24 4 1474 215 v ENG 6 5 167 / 7 73.70 62.08 15 0
2016 3 3 1 262 138 v NZ 1 2 31 / 2 131.00 65.66 7 0
Total 41 75 11 3852 215 v ENG 14 16 430/29 69.89 57.27 43 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2010 4 49 10 153 3 3/51 v PAK 1 / 0 51.00 3.12 98.00
2011 1 13 0 67 0 0/67 v ENG 0 / 0 - 5.15 -
2013 8 52 5 227 6 3/18 v ENG 1 / 0 37.83 4.36 52.00
2014 11 56 3 287 5 1/30 v SA 0 / 0 57.40 5.12 67.20
2015 10 23 1 103 2 1/2 v WI 0 / 0 51.50 4.47 69.00
Total 34 193 19 837 16 0/67 v ENG 2/0 39.55 4.44 57.24

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
138(241) & 53*(46) - v New Zealand Feb 20, 2016
71(112) - v New Zealand Feb 12, 2016
DNB - v West Indies Jan 03, 2016
134*(177) & 70*(70) 0/21 & 0/5 v West Indies Dec 26, 2015
10(32) - v West Indies Dec 10, 2015

STEVEN SMITH's profile

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 the then 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 and has been with Rajasthan since. 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. Looking at his attitude and temperament at that young stage of his career was indeed commendable and Smith was already being 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 he 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 the Indian T20 League, Steven Smith was bought by Rajasthan where he played with countrymen Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Brad Hodge along with two more Australians. The turning point in his career came in December 2014 when he was made captain of the Test side in the second Test at the Adelaide Oval against India in the absence of an injured Michael Clarke. He showed his penchant for taking on responsibility by scoring a magnificent hundred in his very his first Test as captain.

The Test series turned out to be more than fruitful for Smith as he went on to become the first ever player to score centuries in every match of a 4-match series. He also ended up having the best aggregate during a 4-match series. It seems like breaking records is Smith's destiny. Cricket Australia will hope that his tryst with destiny remains unbroken.

Smith carried forward his golden run during that summer into the 2015 ICC World Cup as well, where he ended up being Australia's leading run-scorer. 5 50-plus scores in 5 innings which also included a century could be more than what any team would have asked for and 'Smudge' stuck true to his name - getting stuck on the wicket.