STEVEN SMITH

  • World Cup: New Zealand's form meets Australia's pedigree 6 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 1 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    Steve Smith hammered 105 off 93 balls and Aaron Finch returned to form with 81 as Australia scored 328 for 7. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia, India know each other very well 2 days ago

    You would have to say that the intensity in the knockout stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 went to a new level. This is what you would expect in a World Cup, and it was great to watch the players take on the pressure. For Australia, they hadn't...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia oust Pakistan to set up India semi-final 1 week ago

    Adelaide: For a while, a long while, Wahab Riaz rattled Australia. With his third delivery, he winkled out David Warner. With his tenth, he bounced out Michael Clarke. He could have had Shane Watson at least a half-dozen times, he should definitely have had him once but for Rahat Ali's...
  • Finch, Marsh script Australia's big win over England in World Cup February 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch scored a superb hundred in front of his home crowd, Glenn Maxwell put on a big show, the back-up seamer picked up a five-for, and there were stunning catches as Australia started the 2015 World Cup with a chillingly competent 111-run demolition of their oldest rivals. Steven...
  • World Cup 2015: Can England be braver than Australia? February 13, 2015

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is almost upon us and you can feel the excitement building here in Australia ahead of their mouth-watering opening match against England. I've been here for a few days with Scotland and the anticipation is mounting, with the little things like the headshots, the media...
  • WC: Steven Smith ready to bat at any position for Australia February 9, 2015

    Adelaide: Young Australian batsman Steven Smith said on Monday he is willing to bat at any position for the team in the World Cup. Questions have risen regarding the in-form batsman's ideal batting position, particularly with captain Michael Clarke batting at number four and all-rounder Shane Watson occupying the No.3 spot. Smith...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Australia look good to complete a five-for February 7, 2015

    In 1992 they were not as confident, but 23 years later, as the Cup returns to their home soil, Australia are the closest they have been to their best since the wholesale exodus of legends in quick succession. Back in control at top of the ICC ODI rankings, Australia enter the...
  • Don't destroy Clarke-Smith relationship: Steve Waugh February 6, 2015

    Former Australia captain Steve Waugh is annoyed in the manner a section of people are being critical of Michael Clarke's captaincy terming them as "loose lips", who are trying to destroy his relationship with Steve Smith by spreading unnecessary rumours. "I am pretty shocked by the whole situation," Waugh was quoted...
  • Michael Clarke draws Ricky Ponting parallels for Steven Smith February 2, 2015

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke has said he feels sympathy for Steven Smith as media speculation swirls around the leadership of the Australian cricket team while the injured skipper continues his recovery. Following Smith's elevation to the Australian vice-captaincy and successful stint at the helm during the Border-Gavaskar Test series against India while...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Tri-Series final February 1, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pre-match: In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Baily-led Australia undoubtedly...
  • Steven Smith credits IPL for success January 29, 2015

    Perth: Going through the form of his life, Australian batsman Steven Smith said his participation in the Indian Premier League has helped him improve his game and taught him to adapt to different situations. "It's a great tournament to be involved in. I have to pay a lot of credit to...
  • Cricket Australia mulls appointing Steven Smith as ODI captain after WC January 27, 2015

    Sydney: Michael Clarke may just meet the fitness deadline to lead the national team into the World Cup starting February 14, even as many Australia cricket officials are mulling appointing Steven Smith as full-time captain after the 50-over showpiece event. Clarke's recurring fitness issues and his continuing absence during India's tour...
  • Steven Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Michael Clarke January 26, 2015

    Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team. Clarke has been given a Feb 21 deadline by Cricket Australia (CA) to make himself available to captain...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia January 26, 2015

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series January 26, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Match 4, Tri-Series January 23, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side on Friday. The hosts...
  • Steven Smith to lead Australia against England, David Warner rested January 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Steven Smith will lead Australia in Friday's tri-series match against England in absence of suspended George Bailey, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. Opening batsman David Warner has also been rested from the one-day international at Hobart to recover from a sore hamstring, CA added in a statement. Shaun Marsh and Cameron...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Tri-series January 16, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI tri-series on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up to...