STEVE SMITH

  • Michael Clarke quits, who's next? Three contenders 4 days ago

    Melbourne: AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia's next one-day captain following Michael Clarke's decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand: Steve Smith The favourite following his role as stand-in skipper in Clarke's injury absence for the last three Tests against India this...
  • World Cup: Steve Smith's golden summer keeps on getting better 6 days ago

    Sydney: Steve Smith's golden summer just keeps on getting better. Australia's new run-scoring machine just can't seem to do any wrong and now he's off to the World Cup final. Smith has been piling on the runs and breaking records all summer long. And on Thursday, in one of the biggest...
  • World Cup: Short-ball tactics could backfire on India, says Steve Smith 1 week ago

    Sydney: Steve Smith feels peppering the Australian batsman with the too many short balls could backfire on India when the two teams meet in the cricket World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz had troubled the Australians, especially Michael Clarke and Shane Watson, in the quarter-final but he ended...
  • World Cup: India still bear the scars of summer mauling, says Steve Smith March 24, 2015

    Sydney: India still bear the scars of the mauling they suffered at the hands of Australia at the start of their tour Down Under and Steve Smith thinks it could be a factor when the countries meet in Thursday's World Cup semi-final. The world champions have stormed back to imperious form...
  • World Cup: Need to be on top of our game to beat New Zealand, says Steve Smith February 22, 2015

    Darren Lehmann has done well, but its the captain who runs the ship, says Smith. ...
  • World Cup: Steve Smith backs Aussie coach Darren Lehmann in Shane Warne row February 22, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's Steve Smith has firmly backed national coach Darren Lehmann following some harsh criticism from leg-spinning great Shane Warne. Warne attacked former team-mate Lehmann on Sydney radio on Saturday, saying the Australian coach had too much say over onfield matters. He even suggested Lehmann had decided when Australia declared against India...
  • 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...
  • Steven Smith marks spectacular season with Allan Border Medal January 27, 2015

    Sydney: Steve Smith swept Australia's annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, winning three prizes including the Allan Border Medal for the Player of the Year. The middle-order batsman, who captained Australia to victory in the test series against India when regular skipper Michael Clarke was injured, also won the test and one-day...
  • Tri-series: Steven Smith ton takes Australia to a 3-wicket win over England January 23, 2015

    Stand-in captain Steve Smith made an unbeaten 102 to guide Australia to a tense three-wicket win over England in the tri-series one-day cricket international on Friday, clinching their place in the final. Smith, who led Australia in an ODI for the first time in the absence of George Bailey - suspended...
  • Steve Smith, Virat Kohli: New captains breaking records January 10, 2015

    Sydney: India may have hung on to claim a draw against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, limiting the series defeat to 2-0, but the four-Test series will be remembered more for the performances of opposing young captains Virat Kohli of India and Australia's Steve Smith. Kohli scored four...
  • Ton-up Steve Smith equals Donald Bradman, Jacques Kallis' record January 7, 2015

    Sydney: Australian cricket captain Steve Smith, on Wednesday, equalled the legendary Sir Donald Bradman and South African allrounder Jacques Kallis' record of scoring four consecutive hundreds in a Test series with his knock of 117 against India. The 25-year-old, who is playing his debut series as captain, has been in imperious...
  • Late batsman Phillip Hughes' plaque unveiled at SCG January 6, 2015

    Sydney: A plaque of late batsman Phillip Hughes was unveiled at the Members' stand of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday to commemorate the much-loved 25-year-old Australian cricketer. Hughes was hit by a vicious bouncer during a domestic match at the SCG on November 25. He succumbed to the injuries...
  • We were ready to bowl last four overs in MCG Test, says Hazlewood January 1, 2015

    Sydney: Pacer Josh Hazlewood has said Australia's fatigued quicks would have bowled out the final four overs of the third Test against India if summoned by captain Steve Smith. Australia set India a 384-run target in 70 overs on the final day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and reduced the...
  • Debutant Joe Burns to bat at six, Ryan Harris to play for Australia December 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Debutant Joe Burns will bat at number six and paceman Ryan Harris returns for Australia in the third Boxing Day Test against India, skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday. Smith, who won his first Test as captain as a replacement for the injured Michael Clarke at the Gabba last weekend,...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets December 20, 2014

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede...
  • I wanted to lead from the front: Steven Smith December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings' total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second Test against India. The hosts replied to India's 408-run total with 506 in their first innings with the captain himself scoring a hundred...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton December 17, 2014

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • We will continue to be aggressive: MS Dhoni December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins on Wednesday. Led by stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli, India made a bold attempt to chase a huge 364-run target...
  • Looking to go up 2-0 on lively pitch: Steve Smith December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia's new Test captain Steve Smith is excited about the prospect of playing with India on a lively Gabba pitch in the second cricket Test starting on Wednesday and said he wants his team to drive the advantage to go up 2-0 in the four-match series. India had lost the...
  • Thrilled Steve Smith promises aggression as Australia captain December 15, 2014

    Brisbane: One of the youngest ever to take over as Australia's Test captain, all-rounder Steve Smith said on Monday, that, getting elevated to the position was an "amazing thrill" even as he promised to be an aggressive and positive leader in the ongoing Test series against India. Smith was named captain...
  • Profile of Australia's new Test cricket captain Steve Smith December 15, 2014

    Profile of Australian cricketer Steve Smith who was named on Monday as his country's 45th Test captain. * Born June 2, 1989 in Sydney. * Started his career as a promising legspin bowler and middle order batsman but is now primarily a batsman. * Made his debut for Australia aged 20 in a...
  • Michael Clarke has shown unbelievable courage: Steve Smith December 10, 2014

    Adelaide: Australian batsman Steve Smith feels skipper Michael Clarke has shown "unbelievable" courage in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes and played "beautifully" on Wednesday battling severe back pain to score a century on day 2 of the first cricket Test against India. After retiring at the score...
  • Injured Steve Smith likely to be fit ahead of first Test against India November 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting December 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced on Monday. Smith guided Australia to a remarkable win in the fifth One-Day International...
  • 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch drives Australia to victory over South Africa November 19, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's Aaron Finch hit his fifth one-day international century to drive the hosts to a 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Finch put on 118 for the first wicket with David Warner (53) and went on to score 109...
  • Smith should serve apprenticeship for captaining Australia: Stuart Clarke November 18, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith should serve a captaincy apprenticeship at the helm of Australia's one-day team as Test skippers Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke did before him, former pacer Stuart Clark said Tuesday. Clark's views come at a time when Cricket Australia (CA) looks to avoid saddling Smith with the...
  • I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Australian batsman Steve Smith says his captain Michael Clarke may have misinterpreted his sledging with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali during the second Test in Abu Dhabi as a friendly chat. Early in Pakistan's first innings, Clarke was clearly unimpressed with Smith, who was fielding close to the pitch and engaging...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep October 13, 2014

    Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a thrilling one-run win for Australia in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Chasing a modest 232-run target, Pakistan needed just two runs in the final over but Maxwell (2 for...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's middleorder batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his legspin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the triseries in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...