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[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. [11] The couple married at Berrima, New South Wales on 15 September 2018. [207], Australia lost by 322 runs in the third Test, with Smith barely contributing to the score. I couldn't quite time the ball where I wanted to at certain times but no doubt I'm going to get a little bit (of short-pitch bowling) in Melbourne, I dare say, on probably a different wicket. ‘Steve Smith has to go through a process’: Why senior player was not handed captaincy in Aaron Finch’s absence Steve Smith lost the Australia captaincy because of his role in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. 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. The former England captain Michael Vaughan said Australia should give the captaincy to Steve Smith in ODI and Test Cricket. [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. In the tournament he scored 114 runs and took seven wickets in four matches. Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. Source: Getty Images Shane Warne and Mark Waugh were involved in a spirited debate over Steve Smith’s captaincy claims, with … Only the second batsman to score more than 1,000 runs in. [192], In 2017 Smith was awarded the ICC Test Player of the Year award and named in the ICC Test Team of the Year by the ICC. Despite this, Australia comfortably won the match by 247 runs and retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy. "Of course, we talked about a number of things," said Langer to Fox Sports. His century in Brisbane marked his 16th Test century and his first against Pakistan. Who is the best batsman in the world? © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020. Written by. [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. Steve Smith would accept a return to the Australian captaincy if it’s in the team’s best interests. Smith scored 254 runs at an average of 84.66, the highest Australian total in the series and received the man of the series award. Smith made 131 off 132 balls as Australia reached a total of 286 from the 50 overs. [47][48] In the tournament, he scored 319 runs at an average of 39.87, including three fifties. [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. [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. [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. Like Smith, Hughes’ ascent to the leadership was made swifter by the absence of the regular captain, with Greg Chappell unavailable due to the World Series Cricket split when Hughes first took over. 3 days ago. 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. To find out more about how we use cookies, please see our Cookie Guide. Head coach Justin Langer says Smith needs to go through a 'process' before being handed the title again. Grace. [103], Following the T20 came the 3-match ODI series. Smith played in all five Tests, scoring 345 runs at an average of 38.33. In the fourth Test in Trent Bridge, Australia needed a win to draw the series. [54][55] In the tournament he scored 167 runs in six matches at an average of 33.40, including two fifties. See the latest Steve Smith cricket news. 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. [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. [128][129], After winning the World Cup in March, Australia's winter schedule was later released with the Test team returned from their short break towards their two Test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean. Australia won the match in a tight contest.[151]. His overall Test record, while still unparalleled in the modern game, stands at 7,227 runs at an average of 62.84. As well as apologising to his "teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry", he specifically referred to the effect that the incident had had on his parents and implored others faced with questionable decisions to consider their parents. While his batting form deteriorated towards the end of his leadership – he didn’t make a half-century in any of his final seven Tests as skipper – Hughes’ overall batting average as captain (35.22) isn’t that different to his record without the captaincy (38.97). [6][7][8], Because his mother was born in London, Smith has dual British and Australian citizenship. [262][263] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Smith included in the touring party. 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. [56], In July 2018, Smith was named in Barbados Tridents's squad in the sixth edition of Caribbean Premier League. 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. [133][134] With the Australians in good form and England drawing to New Zealand and West Indies gave Australia some confidence to the countdown to the first Test in Cardiff. 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. HOLDING the Australian Test captaincy can affect people in different ways. [170], Pakistan was scheduled to have three Test series and 5 ODIs. [229] Therefore, Labuschagne became the first player to become a concussion substitute in a Test match following a change in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rules. [76][77] In the final Test match at Delhi, Smith made 46 and 18 runs, respectively, but Australia was unable to win the Test match as India secured a 4–0 series win. [20] He was selected mainly for his bowling, and batted down the order, although his bowling was not required in the first innings. Smith took 11 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.81 to finish as the equal-second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. “In T20 cricket is the one format in which Steve Smith is in the side of the format. "We've got so many options. 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 … Fellow New South Welshman David Warner was appointed as his vice-captain. [citation needed], On 15 December, Smith was named Australia's new vice-captain and following an injury to Michael Clarke, he was appointed stand-in skipper against India with Brad Haddin as his deputy. Awards he has won include the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2015; ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015, 2017; the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket in 2015, 2018; Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 and Australian One Day International Player of the Year: 2015. With overcast conditions and a green top, Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field. The Australian team won the contested Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 3–0 and returned the trophy to Australia. Murdoch showed tremendous leadership both on and off the field, leading a player strike in 1884 in a quest for a greater share of gate takings. [72] Smith was selected for the third test in Mohali, his first in over two years, when four players were dropped for "not doing their homework". We look back at how they handled the swift ascent to the captaincy, and what lessons we can apply to Steve Smith. Also check what Steve Smith said ahead of the first India vs Australia 2020 Test in Adelaide. Footage emerged showing Warner having to be physically restrained after words were spoken between the two. [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]. [278][279] In ODIs it becomes more apparent, as he will put himself on to bowl when others' economy rates are too high. 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. Eventually it was Australia’s results rather than his own individual performances that led to Hughes’ demise as skipper and that infamous tearful resignation. 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. 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. [269] Playing in a club match in January 2010, right-handed Smith took guard left-handed and hit a six. He is the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. A series best 244* by England's Alastair Cook then placed Australia in a tense situation that saw them trail by 164 at the start of the fourth day. [131] After his man of the match effort against the West Indies in the second Test, Smith became the second-youngest player ever to reach the number 1 ICC Test batsmen ranking and just the eighth Australian to do so.[132]. He also took nine catches throughout the tournament. [165] Despite the large total, it was chased down by South Africa in the 50th over. He was named by Wisden as one of their Cricketers of the Year for 2015. 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. 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. [19] Smith was the leading wicket taker at the 2008 Big Bash tournament. He was awarded his second consecutive Compton–Miller Medal as the man of the series. ‘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 … Steve Smith would accept a return to the Australian captaincy if it’s in the team’s best interests. [112] In the first Test match in Adelaide, the Australian players wore Hughes' Test cap number 408 on their playing shirts for the match as well as black armbands in honour of their former teammate. However, Smith's hundred was in vain as India chased down the target in the 48th over, India winning the series 2–1. Steve Smith lost the Australia captaincy because of his role in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. [204] Smith's diminishing returns with the bat and lower than average strike rate suggested that he may have been struggling somewhat. 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. [147][148], —former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh on Steve Smith. [166] Australia lost the 5-match series 5–0.[167]. He has already been tagged as the second "Captain Grumpy" since Allan Border early in his captaincy reign, having to warn Mitchell Starc for unsportsmanlike behaviour, and being highly critical of the team's bowling and fielding despite beating New Zealand by over 200 runs. [20], In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition held in the West Indies, Australia finished runners up to England. Smith finally broke a run of low scores against Sunrisers Hyderabad, scoring 46*. 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. He did so well for Sevenoaks that he was picked to play for Surrey's second XI. 07 Dec 2020: Steve Smith might regain captaincy, Langer reveals . By Brett Graham. [243], In the first day-night Test match at Perth against New Zealand, Smith struggled, scoring 43 and 16, and was dismissed both innings to the short-pitched bowling of fast-bowler Neil Wagner. 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. [208] However, the match result was overshadowed by illegal ball tampering that occurred on the third day. "[213][214][215], In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. [242], Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. [135] He was rested for the second first-class match and in the first Test match in Cardiff, Smith made 33 in both innings as England took a 1–0 lead in the series. Hughes made his Test debut in August 1977 and was captaining the side less than two years later. [259] The 3rd and final match at Bangalore became the decider, and Australia won the toss and batted. Sports. 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. Australia went on to win the three match series 3–0. [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. [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. He continued his batting form and made 133 runs in the first innings before being run-out in the second innings with a score of 28. [177], Smith was once again featured in ICC's 2016 Cricket Awards as a 12th man for the ICC Test team of the year. Smith came in at 1/20 and looked set to reach another hundred, but was dismissed for 98 as he played on to his stumps off Kuldeep Yadav[258], India winning by 36 runs. [169] He was awarded "man of the match". The conclusion of the Test series saw Steven Smith man of the series, but also scoring 769 runs at an average of 128.16, the highest aggregate score in a four-test match series in Australia and also marked the highest number of runs scored against India by an Australian, surpassing Donald Bradman.[120][121]. [10] In June 2017, the couple announced their engagement while on holiday in New York. 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. [186] On 16 December 2017, Smith scored 239 on the final Ashes match at WACA Ground. [230] The concussion then ruled him out of the third Test, [231][232] though this did not stop him reclaiming the number one position in the Test batting rankings on 3 September 2019. [109] In the series he made 174 runs at an average of 43.5 runs. 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. Smith was called into the Ashes XI squad for the first Test of 2013–14 Ashes series in Brisbane. It was his second double-hundred and his first as captain. Steve Smith admitted Thursday that “discussions” had taken place about his return to captain the Australian team, but said he was happy with the … "I know a lot of people say why should he captain again? [183] In the fourth Test in Dharmasala, Smith scored 111 in the first innings which helped Australia to a first innings score of 300. Steve Smith paid his penance, needs to be handed captaincy: Mark Waugh From Sachin's Perth century in 1992 to Dravid's double ton in Adelaide: … Steve Smith? Joint second-fastest batsman (after Don Bradman), youngest Australian and fourth youngest overall to reach 6,000 runs in Tests. 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