STEVEN SMITH

  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    (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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    (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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week 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 March 20, 2015

    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...