Steve Smith is an Australian International Cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg spinner.
Smith is from the home town of Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is Top ranking batsman and a former Australian team captain with a good batting average.
Steve Smith started playing cricket from a young age, and at the age of 17, he joined in the Sevenoaks Vine cricket club. He got a chance to play in Kent Cricket League and showed a terrific batting play. After he selected in the Surrey’s second XI cricket team.
After a few months, Smith selected in the U-19 squad to play 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Although the Australian team eliminated before the final, Steve Smith revealed the batting skills and secured 144 runs plus seven wickets.
Later, Smith picked in First-class cricket team and played the debut match against West Australia. Furthermore, at the end of the season, Smith had an average of 50 which’s not impressive.
Also, Smith played in Big Bash League and maintained the impressive batting till the end of the season. He was among the leading wicket-taker and later appointed as a captain.
Steve Smith played the first debut in final ODI on February 2010 against West Indies team. Later, he played in the first debut test match against Pakistan on the same year in July month although he scored only one run from 7 deliveries.
In Initial matches, Steve Smith had few downs in batting. But from the year of 2013, he had got batting form and scored the first maiden Test century on August 2013 against England.
In subsequent, Smith scored his first maiden ODI century of 101 runs against Pakistan in 2014. Smith highly recognized after Australia tour of India which he showed a very batting performance.
Steve Smith played around 64 test games which he secured 6199 runs, 23 centuries, 34 half-centuries and had a top score of 239 runs. Comparing to the ODI, Smith performed very well in test cricket.
Also, In ODI Smith has played 108 matches in total and had secured 3431 runs, Eight centuries, 19 half-centuries and has the high score of 164 runs.
After the retirement of Michael Clarke, Australian performed poor and lost the series against the Ashes series. So, Steve Smith selected as the captain for test cricket.
Under the captaincy of Smith, the Australian team played the first match against New Zealand team which he scored 41 runs from two innings, and Australia won the game. In the next game, Smith scored 165 in total and event went on the draw. Subsequently, the Australian team won the third game with immense struggle.
Also, the Australian team once again won the tri-series against New Zealand under Smith Captiancy.
- In 2015 World cup cricket, Smith had five consecutive 50+ scores.
- The only cricketer to receive the ICC Test Player of the Year twice.
- The sixth fastest batsman in international cricket to pass 10,000 runs.
- In 2015 and 2018, received the Allan Border Medal and Australian Test Player of the Year.
- From the year 2014 to 2017, received the McGilvray Medal continuously.