Steven Smith Australia cricketer

Steven Smith Australia cricketer Personal Information, players, full details - profile, batting averages, bowling averages, stats , Batting Style, Bowling Style, ICC Rankings, Career visit livecricketbd

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Steven Smith Australia cricketer  Personal Information, players, full details - profile, batting averages, bowling averages, stats , Batting Style, Bowling Style, ICC Rankings,  Career visit livecricketbd

Personal Information
Born : Jun 02, 1989 (34 years)
Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Height : 1.76 m
Role : Batsman
Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm legbreak

Arguably the best Test batter of his era and perhaps of all time, Steven Smith's career redemption is a story for the ages. Having made his name initially as a potential leg-spinner who could bat a little, there was massive criticism, even among those in Australia over the quality of his selection during his early days in international cricket. In any case, they were made to eat humble pie as the enigmatic man from New South Wales made something happen in sensational fashion to feature among the best batsmen in the world.

It was the 2007-08 homegrown season when Smith made his debut across formats. He was known to give the ball a fair tear and could generate a ton of turn as a leg spinner. His boyish charm and the approach the crease even drew comparisons with the legendary Shane Warne who had recently resigned from international cricket a season or so previously. Smith's talent was clear but he was excessively raw for the huge stage. In several years, the national call-up came with the restricted overs debut happening in February 2010. The visit through England later that year saw his initiation in the longest format as well.
Smith started off as a player who could bat at 7 or 8 apart from bowling his leggies. In any case, there was still a ton of rawness in his range of abilities. His selection during the Ashes series of 2010-11 drew a great deal of contempt and after Australia lost the urn, his career also faded a touch, being dropped from all formats of the game. There was an inclination among the intellectuals that the guy had more talent with the bat than with the ball. There was certainly a great deal of courage about Smith the batsman and he started working all the more consciously on it. The previous Australian great Greg Chappell once remarked that Smith was the best batting talent in the country. Before long, he would be demonstrated squarely amazingly.

Fittingly, it was an Ashes series that showcased Smith's resurgence. During the outing of England in 2013, he displayed a far more better degree of batsmanship, sprinkled with a decent portion of coarseness and mental strength. The strange strategy had only developed with an exaggerated trigger development and mix across the stumps, all of which raised eyebrows among the purists. The bottomline however, was that it demonstrated powerful and he had an amazing series. Although Australia lost the series, the selectors chose to put resources into Smith version 2.0 and the return Ashes series at home that mid year saw him continue his upward graph.

There were a couple of crisis thumps from him, including the Ashes-sealing hundred at the MCG and he followed it up with an equally noteworthy visit through South Africa. His contributions were valuable in both those series as Australia arose successful. On the off chance that the 2013-14 season saw Smith making a strong comeback to the international arena, the accompanying season established him among the best in the world. A phenomenal home series against India was the starting point and he didn't think back from that point forward, racking up runs in all conditions against all sorts of attacks. His endeavors saw him ranked number one in Tests during the year 2015 and he had a long rule at the top.

Indeed, even as Smith ravaged runs voluntarily, there were as yet a couple of skeptical opinions on him, about his ability to score in seaming and turning conditions. The 2015 Ashes visit through England saw him indent up several tons, including a twofold hundred years at Master's while the 2017 visit through India displayed him at his impeccable best. Both the series were proof sufficient that Smith virtually had the situation under control in his batting. After England visit in 2015, he was expectedly appointed as Australia's captain for Tests and ODIs while the T20I leadership came over the course of the following six months.

A youthful Smith was at the forefront of Australia's successful World Cup win in 2015. Consistent through the tournament, it was his antics at the business end that were laudable. His last five thumps in the tournament were all fifty or more scores and he became the primary player to have such thumps in the quarterfinal, semifinal and final of the World Cup. It wasn't his most memorable World Cup however, as he had played in the 2011 edition but more as a bowling all-rounder who could bowl leg turn. As a chief player, 2015 was his most memorable real test and he passed it with no trouble at all.

It appeared as though things were ideal for Smith, runs continued to come especially in Tests but his bargains in ODIs were moderate where Australia were also on somewhat of a lean patch. Nevertheless, the reputation that Smith had developed was sensational. In any case, tragedy struck wildly on Australia's visit through South Africa in March 2018. The series was strongly contested like most series between the different sides but the on-field controversy wore the pants with things getting appalling in the third Test at Cape Town. Australia were viewed as at fault for ball tampering that was apparently pre planned as well. Thus Smith along with bad habit captain David Warner and youngster Cameron Bancroft faced the boot.

The ICC slammed a one-Test ban on Smith who was getting through an unfortunate series with the bat as well but the punishment back home from Cricket Australia was more serious - a one year outcast from all types of cricket. The occurrence saw him being deprived of IPL captaincy for the Royals and consequently, controlled out of the tournament. Having persevered through an extreme one-year ban, Smith got back to cutthroat cricket in March 2019 through the IPL. Despite appearing to be a piece corroded, his class was obvious and it wasn't surprising when he walked straight back into Australia's World Cup squad.

The 2019 WC saw Australia crashing out in the semis to eventual champions England but it was again Smith who stood tall amidst the vestiges even in the semis as he saved Australia from a collapse. Smith was assigned another job at 4 and he did reasonably well of being the anchor man of the team. He struck four fifties and finished the series with 379 runs.

Nonetheless, it was the Ashes that would mark his legitimate reconciliation with cricket as this was the format which had set off the ban. In what was a shameful series for England, Smith struck 8 centuries, remembering twin-hundreds for his most memorable Test back. Smith tortured his favorite opponents with a run-overabundance laden Ashes 2019 to announce his re-visitation of international cricket. In the second Test of the series, Smith was struck by a bouncer from Jofra Archer and in this way experienced a delayed concussion. He was replaced by Marnus Labuschange under the new presented rule allowing concussion substitutes and became the principal beneficiary of the standard change.

Thereafter, Smith experienced a deficiency of structure and attempted to have a major impact on visits to the subcontinent, South Africa and New Zealand. He finally broke his 14-match century dry season at his home ground in Sydney during India's 2020-21 visit. He backed that up with a score of 81 in the second innings and bagged the player of the match award in the drawn Test.

Following Tim Paine's resignation as Australia captain, Pat Cummins ended up at the helm and Smith was appointed as his delegate. Their most memorable assignment was the home Ashes in 2021-22 and Smith made a return as a captain for the second Test after Pat Cummins was precluded having been considered as a nearby contact of someone who contracted Coronavirus. Australia won the game by a massive 275-run margin with Smith notably contributing 93 in the principal innings.

Smith was part of the Australian team that won the World Test Championship against India in 2023. He scored 121 in the main innings and Australia eventually won the game by a massive 240-run margin. Smith was named in Australia's squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

IPL through the years

Right from his debut year in the IPL in 2012, Steve Smith made an instant impression. That was when he wasn't a regular Australian cricketer and was promoted as a center request batsman who could bowl a touch of leg-turn. Naturally, that was his designation in the IPL as well, as he got snapped up by the Pune Warriors. He wound up with in excess of 350 runs at a fine strike rate without a solitary fifty in the season - a testimony of his consistency as he regularly contributed with valuable thumps down the request. The 2013 season was underwhelming and with the franchise's expiry, Smith was gotten by the Rajasthan Royals in 2014.

His maiden season for RR was again lukewarm at best with no real enormous scores but again, he was batting at the end, more as one of the team's finishers. His rise as an international concurred with a reasonably decent 2015 season which increased his stocks as an IPL batsman. Smith followed it up with his maiden IPL century in 2016 for the Rising Pune Supergiant, one of the temporary franchisees framed because of the suspension of CSK and RR. Injury cut off his campaign that year but he came back stronger in 2017, as captain and driven the team to the final which they lost just barely. The Australian partook in a reasonably decent season with the bat.

The 2019 IPL was Smith's most memorable real cutthroat engagement since being banned by Cricket Australia for the ball-tampering allegations in March 2018. He had missed the IPL season too that year but got back with a moderate season for the Rajasthan Royals. As he as of late recuperated from an elbow injury that expected a medical procedure, he was initially corroded but found his range as the season advanced. Captaincy wasn't given to him initially but inevitably, it got back to him at the fag end of the season. Smith's resurgence as a top class Test batsman may have confined his white-ball strokeplay a piece but he remains a dependable batsman who ought to be starting for RR, perhaps as their number three.

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