STEVEN SMITH

  • IPL 8: Smith Smith does an incredible job as a leader, says Shane Watson 4 days ago

    I'm very lucky to have Smith in and around the squad not only as a captain but also as a batsman," said Watson. ...
  • Steven Smith attributes patience and preparations for rich run 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Australia's captain-in-waiting, Steven Smith, attributes calm demeanour and the repetitive process of getting ready for the on-field battle as mantras for his highly successful run over the last few years. "Probably just my patience and preparations. I am preparing the same way for every game, making sure I am doing...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 15 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Indian Premier League (IPL) table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their fifth match of the league on Sunday. Sans injured captain Shane...
  • IPL 2015: Rajasthan meet Chennai in battle of supremacy 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Indian Premier League (IPL) table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their fifth match of the league on Sunday. Sans injured captain Shane Watson, RR have been ably led by Steven Smith in the four...
  • IPL 8: Confident Rajasthan Royals face stern Sunrisers Hyderabad test April 16, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: Looking to keep their winning run intact, IPL table-toppers Rajasthan Royals (RR) face a stern Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) test in their fourth match of the Twenty20 cricket league, here on Thursday. If RR have have been unbeaten in their three games so far, then the David Warner-led SRH have had...
  • IPL 8: Steven Smith no less than De Villiers or Kohli, says Watson April 15, 2015

    Lauding Steven Smith for his match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians, which gave Rajasthan Royals their third successive victory in as many games, Shane Watson said his team-mate is on par with AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. "I think he is on par with AB de Villiers at the moment and...
  • IPL 8: I never get tired of batting, says Rajasthan skipper Smith April 15, 2015

    The ever-consistent Steve Smith says he does not tired of batting as he continued his rich vein of form by scoring an unbeaten 79 in Rajasthan Royals' easy seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Wednesday. Smith also grabbed the Orange Cap for being the highest run-getter so far. He has scored...
  • IPL 8: Smith, Rahane take Rajasthan Royals to 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians April 14, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Skipper Steve Smith struck his maiden IPL half-century as the young Australian led Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their IPL cricket match, here on Tuesday. It was Royals' third consecutive win while Mumbai suffered their third defeat in a row. Chasing a challenging 165...
  • IPL 8: Dogged Rajasthan welcome iffy Mumbai at 'adopted home' April 14, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Buoyed by their thrilling last-ball win against Delhi Daredevils, a confident Rajasthan Royals will take on a beleaguered Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League cricket encounter here on Tuesday. Having won their first two matches on the road, the Steven Smith-led side will be playing their first match in...
  • IPL 8: All-round Faulkner helps Rajasthan to a 26-run win over Punjab April 10, 2015

    Pune: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner conjured up a crucial 46-run knock and then took three wickets as Rajasthan Royals pipped Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs on Friday. Rajasthan managed to get on board a respectable 162 for seven, thanks to Faulkner's fearless batting, after being invited to bat on a...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI March 31, 2015

    The ICC Cricket World Cup saw a lot of moments to savour with players coming up with some match-changing moments. At the end of two and a half months, Australia are once again at the top of the world as they got the better of a hapless New Zealand side...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Bring back the old ODI rules March 31, 2015

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) On papers Australia were the best team and they won the World...
  • Brad Hogg bats for Steven Smith as Australia skipper March 30, 2015

    Brad Hogg has backed Steven Smith to take over the One-Day International captaincy after Michael Clarke quit the format following Australia's win over New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday (March 29) in the World Cup final. Smith's form over the last few months has turned many heads. After...
  • No Indian in ICC's World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum March 30, 2015

    Dubai: Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI which was dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain. The ICC team features five New Zealanders, including McCullum, despite their seven-wicket loss to Australia in...
  • Steven Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish March 29, 2015

    Steve Smith's pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team's campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph. Smith, heir apparent to captain Michael Clarke, shared a poignant 112-run stand...
  • As it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2015 Final March 29, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) After two of months of grueling cricket, we have got our two finalists; Australia and New Zealand as they battle it out for the coveted trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia have had a brilliant tournament so far with all their...
  • New Zealand unchanged for World Cup final March 28, 2015

    Melbourne: New Zealand will bring an unchanged lineup into Sunday's World Cup final against fellow co-hosts Australia in Melbourne, captain Brendon McCullum confirmed on Saturday. New Zealand head into the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after defeating South Africa by four wickets in Auckland in the semi-finals. New Zealand team: Martin...
  • Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup final March 28, 2015

    A day ahead of the big World Cup final between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, Aussie skipper Michael Clarke has announced that he will be retiring from one-day international cricket after Sunday's final which is going to be hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Tomorrow will be my last ODI game...
  • World Cup: Kiwis dream of toppling big brother Australia in finals March 28, 2015

    Wellington: Emergency supplies of beige-coloured clothing were being rushed across the Tasman Saturday as the build-up to the cricket World Cup final reached fever pitch in New Zealand. Brendon McCullum, with his infectious grin, had said before leading his side to a stunning semi-final win against South Africa that they were...
  • World Cup: New Zealand's form meets Australia's pedigree March 27, 2015

    There's been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday's title decider. After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final March 27, 2015

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • World Cup: Australia and Steve Smith will never forget the semi-final against India March 27, 2015

    It was a special day at the SCG and the weather was picture perfect for such a big match. There was so much expectation always on the second semi-final, mainly because they had wait that little bit longer before it unfolds. So much at stake a place in a World...
  • World Cup 2015: Sex talk stumps Michael Clarke March 27, 2015

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was momentarily stumped by a bungled question which appeared to be about his sex life as he celebrated Thursday's World Cup semi-final win over India. Clarke, who had just led the co-hosts to a crushing 95-run win against the defending champions, was facing the media at...
  • World Cup 2015: Things that led to India's ouster March 26, 2015

    India's dream run in the World Cup ended with a massive 95-run defeat in the semi-final against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team was the defending champions and played like one till the Australia match where a clinical performance by Michael Clarke's brigade saw...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans leave teary-eyed after India's loss against Australia March 26, 2015

    Lot of Indian fans were extremely excited about India's semi-final clash against Australia but the Men in Blue's ouster has left them gutted. ...
  • World Cup: Mixed twitter reactions on India's defeat against Australia March 26, 2015

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. After winning seven matches on the trot, India's quest for a second successive World Cup title was finally ended as Australians outplayed MS...
  • Australia knock India out to set up date with New Zealand in World Cup final March 26, 2015

    Australia went into the semi-finals with their noses slightly in front because of their unbeaten record in the semi-finals of the World Cup and they just about vindicated that documentation by getting the better off the defending champions India by 95 runs at the SCG to book their place in...
  • Kings of Cricket: Smith, Finch power Australia to 328/7 against India March 26, 2015

    Steve Smith hammered 105 off 93 balls and Aaron Finch returned to form with 81 as Australia scored 328 for 7. ...