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Australia face three selection questions

Feb 19, 2017: Who should open - Renshaw or Shaun Marsh? Should Glenn Maxwell be picked? And what about Matthew Wade?

Ian Chappell

India A v Australians, tour match, Mumbai, 1st day

Smith, Shaun Marsh dominate with tons in warm-up

Feb 17, 2017: Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh began Australia's tour of India with brisk centuries on the first day of their warm-up game against India A in Mumbai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Smith, Lanning intervened in pay talks

Feb 15, 2017: Australia's captains Steven Smith and Meg Lanning jointly contacted Cricket Australia to ask that the board respect the Australian Cricketers Association as the players' collective bargaining agent

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2016-17

Smith dreams of unexpected India triumph

Feb 14, 2017: Australia's poor recent record in Asia and the hosts' dominant form make the upcoming tour of India one of the toughest he is likely to face as captain, but Steven Smith prefers to look at the satisfaction to be derived if his team can pull off an unexpec

Daniel Brettig

Australia in New Zealand 2016-17

Wade to captain Australia, Smith injured

Jan 27, 2017: Steven Smith has been ruled out of Australia's tour of New Zealand due to an ankle injury, with Matthew Wade set to act as stand-in captain

Daniel Brettig

'To succeed in India, you've got to forget what you do in Australia'

Jan 24, 2017: Steven Smith talks about the challenges that an India tour presents, lessons from Sri Lanka, and how the side's senior players need to step up

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2017

Smith challenges Warner to go big in India

Jan 23, 2017: David Warner has not scored an overseas Test century for more than two years and Steven Smith wants his deputy to "do a Karun Nair" and make monumental scores

Daniel Brettig

Australia's versatile squad throws up plenty of choices

Jan 22, 2017: On the forthcoming tour of India, selectors will have to solve the No. 6 riddle, get the batting order right, and strike a good balance between pace and spin

Ian Chappell

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Perth

Australia cruise to victory on Smith ton

Jan 19, 2017: Steven Smith's eighth ODI century helped Australia to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the third match at the WACA

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

ODI batting nominees

Big chases? Too easy

Jan 11, 2017: One-day batting just got bigger and better in 2016, as our shortlist of the best performances of the year shows

Nikhil Kalro

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney, 5th day

Australia still have unanswered questions

Jan 7, 2017: In the midst of beer and smiles, bigger challenges await this Australian side, who still have some gaps to plug in their side ahead of their tour of India

Brydon Coverdale at the SCG

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney

Steven Smith's extraordinary 50

Jan 2, 2017: First picked as a legspinner, Steven Smith has achieved phenomenal things with the bat in his second coming as a Test cricketer. More than six years after his debut, he is set to play his 50th Test, with a remarkable batting average of 60.63

Brydon Coverdale in Sydney

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 5th day

'Phenomenal the way we turned things around' - Smith

Dec 30, 2016: Steven Smith has come out in praise of his team, particularly Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc, who pulled off an unlikely victory on the final day at the MCG

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 5th day

Starc and Lyon snatch unlikely win

Dec 30, 2016: No fewer than 141 overs were lost to rain but Australia, led by their captain Steven Smith, secured a dramatic Test and series victory with the last hour to spare at the MCG

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Lyon hasn't bowled 'at his best' - Smith

Dec 29, 2016: Australia's captain Steven Smith has declined to name Nathan Lyon a certain starter for the Sydney Test, declaring that Australia needed greater consistency from the offspinner

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Smith's affair with the Boxing Day Test

Dec 29, 2016: Stats highlights from a rain-curtailed fourth day in Melbourne

Bharath Seervi

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Smith hits ton, Australia take lead, rain comes down

Dec 29, 2016: Peter Handscomb scored his third score of fifty-plus in as many Tests, before Steven Smith hit a hundred to help Australia take the lead against Pakistan on day four

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Australia look to quell the fuss after Gabba

Dec 25, 2016: Even though much of the attention from the Gabba Test was on Australia's struggles in the face of a defiant Pakistan chase, Steven Smith was pleased that his side managed to seal the match, claiming their fifth win across two formats

Melinda Farrell in Melbourne

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day

Confusion between Smith and umpires led to extra time

Dec 19, 2016: Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth thought Australia wanted to bowl Pakistan out on the fourth day based on an earlier conversation they had with Steven Smith

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia news

Australia player pay talks break down

Dec 19, 2016: Scheduled pay meetings between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association have broken down

Daniel Brettig
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