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Kohli and Smith lead the way as next-gen Test captains

Sep 20, 2015: While the Indian captain has been the more aggressive, both understand their bowlers and are seeking to improve their young teams

Ian Chappell

Australia in Bangladesh 2015-16

Smith prepared to 'bore' Bangladesh out

Sep 19, 2015: Steven Smith is prepared to shelve his attacking mindset and "bore" the batsmen out if that is what is needed to succeed in his first full series as Australia's Test captain, in Bangladesh in October

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th ODI, Old Trafford

Weary Smith proud of Australia's resilience

Sep 13, 2015: Steven Smith played in every international fixture of Australia's arduous tour of the British Isles. But victory in the final ODI of the summer allows him to take a break with great satisfaction

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

Australia news

'Smith's desire to score runs like Tendulkar's' - Waugh

Sep 13, 2015: Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has thrown his weight behind Steven Smith making the No.3 position his own in Test matches

Arun Venugopal

England v Australia, 5th ODI, Old Trafford

England look sharper for deciding clash

Sep 12, 2015: Australia were unable to afford themselves a more relaxed end to their tour as England levelled the one-day series at Headingley to set up a decider in Manchester

The Preview by Andrew McGlashan

Why wouldn't you bat at No. 3?

Sep 6, 2015: Batting one-drop lets you establish the pattern of play. Steven Smith should ignore anyone who says he should move down the order now that he's captain

Ian Chappell

England v Australia, 2nd ODI, Lord's

Opposing captains dig heels in over Stokes dismissal

Sep 5, 2015: The Lord's ODI ended with boos ringing around the ground, a frosty handshake and a terse exchange of views between Eoin Morgan and Steven Smith following the controversial dismissal of Ben Stokes

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Australia, 1st ODI, Southampton

Australia enter the Steven Smith era

Sep 2, 2015: On Thursday, Steven Smith begins his first full series in charge of Australia, a five-match one-day battle with England, and he will look to stamp his imprint on a new-look side

Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, T20, Cardiff

Watson's missed kick, Boyce's fruitless journey

Aug 31, 2015: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the T20 in Cardiff

George Dobell in Cardiff

ICC news

Steven Smith reclaims No. 1 spot in Test rankings

Aug 25, 2015: Steven Smith, the Australia batsman, regained his number one spot in ICC's Test batsmen rankings after a strong performance in the recently concluded fifth Ashes Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Investec Ashes 2015

Rogers peaks in series of change

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

Clarke second only to Taylor as captain

Aug 23, 2015: He was proactive and tactically aware, making it clear to both the opposition and his own team that he was seeking victory from ball one

Ian Chappell

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Feeble England collapse after Smith ton

Aug 21, 2015: England slumped to 107 for 8 in response to Australia's 481 after incisive bursts from Peter Siddle, Mitchell Marsh and Nathan Lyon

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval, 1st day

Too late, Australia finally bat ugly

Aug 20, 2015: The Ashes have been handed back, so Australia's show of defiance on the opening day has come too late to impact the present but is a model for how they must adapt to challenges in the future

Daniel Brettig at The Oval

Steven Smith should continue at No. 3

Aug 17, 2015: Australia's new captain looks dominant in that position, even with the pronounced initial movement of his feet

Ricky Ponting

Australia news

Australia's calculated gamble on Warner

Aug 15, 2015: The appointment of David Warner as vice-captain has generated debate but his standing in the team and relationship with Steven Smith made him the best available option

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Smith could move back down order

Aug 15, 2015: Chief among the questions for Australia's new captain Steven Smith to ponder is where he will bat now he has control over the order of positions

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

'Mature' Warner ready for added responsibility

Aug 14, 2015: David Warner will speak with the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland and hopes he can win over "the boss" as he has done the selectors and the board to become Steven Smith's vice-captain

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2015

Warner appointed Steven Smith's deputy

Aug 14, 2015: David Warner's image makeover has been rewarded with his appointment as Steven Smith's lieutenant after Michael Clarke announced his retirement from international cricket

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2015

Smith foiled by England's swingers

Aug 10, 2015: Australia's captain-elect Steven Smith admits he has been drawn into playing strokes too often by the English skill of bending the ball on both directions

Daniel Brettig in Nottingham
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