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Steven Smith      

Full name Steven Peter Devereux Smith

Born June 2, 1989, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 27 years 236 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australian Institute of Sports, Kent 2nd XI, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, New South Wales, New South Wales Second XI, New South Wales Under-19s, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sutherland, Sydney Sixers, Sydney South East, Worcestershire

Also known as Steve Smith

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Steven Peter Devereux Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 50 92 13 4752 215 60.15 8213 57.85 17 20 531 33 67 0
ODIs 94 80 10 3097 164 44.24 3533 87.65 8 16 262 30 56 0
T20Is 30 25 5 431 90 21.55 352 122.44 0 2 34 11 18 0
First-class 99 174 23 8554 215 56.64 14621 58.50 29 39 1002 73 134 0
List A 140 124 21 4892 164 47.49 5552 88.11 10 29 401 69 85 0
Twenty20 140 121 29 2652 101 28.82 2105 125.98 1 8 227 61 80 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 50 42 1243 891 17 3/18 4/83 52.41 4.30 73.1 0 0 0
ODIs 94 36 1046 931 27 3/16 3/16 34.48 5.34 38.7 0 0 0
T20Is 30 17 291 377 17 3/20 3/20 22.17 7.77 17.1 0 0 0
First-class 99 104 4926 3478 65 7/64 8/169 53.50 4.23 75.7 2 1 0
List A 140 64 1988 1784 46 3/16 3/16 38.78 5.38 43.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 140 48 785 992 51 4/13 4/13 19.45 7.58 15.3 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 13-16, 2010 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 19, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Feb 5, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I India v Australia at Mohali, Mar 27, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Jan 25-28, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Dec 12, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Jan 1, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians at Pune, May 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
49 Australia v Pakistan Sydney 22 Jan 2017 ODI # 3822
108* Australia v Pakistan Perth 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3820
60 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3818
0 Australia v Pakistan Brisbane 13 Jan 2017 ODI # 3817
24, 59, 0/5 Australia v Pakistan Sydney 3 Jan 2017 Test # 2245
0/9, 165* Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2242
130, 63 Australia v Pakistan Brisbane 15 Dec 2016 Test # 2240
0 Australia v New Zealand Melbourne 9 Dec 2016 ODI # 3813
72 Australia v New Zealand Canberra 6 Dec 2016 ODI # 3812
164 Australia v New Zealand Sydney 4 Dec 2016 ODI # 3811
Profile

Steven Smith started his Test career as a legspinner who batted at No.8; by the time he was named Australia's captain five years later, he was the No.1 Test batsman in the world and no more than an occasional bowler. Smith's talent was apparent early, but as a young batsman he had more moving parts than an orchestra, only they didn't always work in harmony. He went away and worked on his game and returned to the Test side two years later with a much tighter technique. He still fidgeted between balls but could play every shot in the book, and a few more that defied words besides. Smith is quick-footed and adept at facing spin, but is equally comfortable driving and pulling the fast bowlers. His first Test century came at The Oval in the 2013 Ashes and his composure was apparent in the way he brought up the milestone with a six safely lofted down the ground. Over the next year he continued to improve and 2014-15 became the Summer of Steve, as he scored centuries in all four first innings of the home Tests against India.

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Jan 23, 2017

Suit up: Steven Smith strikes a pose, Sydney, January 23, 2017

Suit up: Steven Smith strikes a pose

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Jan 22, 2017

Steven Smith is trapped in front as he attempts to hit one into the leg side, Australia v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Sydney, January 22, 2017

Steven Smith is trapped in front as he attempts to hit one into the leg side

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Jan 22, 2017

Steven Smith targets the leg side, Australia v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Sydney, January 22, 2017

Steven Smith targets the leg side

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Notes

Allan Border Medal - 2015

Australian Test Player of the Year - 2015

Australian One-Day International Player of the Year - 2015

ICC Player of the Year - 2015

ICC Test Player of the Year - 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-Final: Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 24
Melb Stars 136/8 Scorchers 105/3 (13/20 ov, target 137)
2nd Semi-Final: Heat v Syd Sixers at Brisbane
Jan 25, 2017 (18:40 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
5th ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide
Jan 26, 2017 (13:50 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST -1d | 21:20 CST -1d | 19:20 PST -1d)
Final: Scorchers Wm v TBA in Australia (venue TBA)
Jan 28, 2017
1st ODI: New Zealand v Australia at Auckland
Jan 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 17:00 EST -1d | 16:00 CST -1d | 14:00 PST -1d)
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