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India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Kolkata

Smith's growth underlined by 100th game

Sep 20, 2017: Australia's captain reflects on his best one-day innings and his evolution as a white-ball player

Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 1st ODI, Chennai

Indian batting depth raises Ashes alarm

Sep 18, 2017: Over-experimentation in the middle overs undid the early damage inflicted by the pacers, says Australia captain

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2017

Kuldeep in focus as Australia wary of spin challenge

Sep 16, 2017: Australia's spin consultant S Sriram brings in Kerala-based left-arm wristspinner KK Jiyas to help the visitors train ahead of the first ODI in Chennai

Arun Venugopal

Australia in India 2017-18

Kohli better than Smith in limited-overs - Clarke

Sep 13, 2017: The former Australia captain says Smith is ahead of the Indian captain in Tests, and feels they are pretty even as leaders

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in India 2017-18

Smith not worried about facing spin in India

Sep 10, 2017: The Australia captain believes India's ODI pitches may not challenge his side as much as the tracks for the Tests in Bangladesh did

Arun Venugopal

Bangladesh v Australia, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Unsettled Australia face wicketkeeper crisis

Sep 3, 2017: A day before the Chittagong Test - one that they need to win - the visitors remain unsure what their best XI is

Adam Collins in Chittagong

Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Bangladesh use Ashwin's strategy to pierce Smith's armour

Aug 31, 2017: Bangladesh have managed to unsettle Steven Smith by bowling from around the wicket, and while it is a relatively untested angle by offspinners, it puts pressure on them to be more accurate

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Mirpur

Australia's loss to Bangladesh: Unwanted history? Yes. Disaster? No

Aug 31, 2017: Australia's first-ever defeat to Bangladesh has drawn a fevered response down under, one that may reveal more about the post-pay war climate than the actual merits or otherwise of the team's performance

Daniel Brettig

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Mirpur, 4th day

'I've got no excuse' - Smith

Aug 30, 2017: Following their first-ever loss to Bangladesh in Test cricket, the Australia captain says it's vital for his team to make better use of their first batting innings in the next game

Brydon Coverdale

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Mirpur

Bangladesh tour a peek into Smith's long-term vision

Aug 26, 2017: Two years into the job, Steven Smith is already thinking of the 2021 Test tour of India, which he craves to lead in and win

Adam Collins in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Australia, 1st Test, Mirpur

Teams set to renew Test vows after 11 years

Aug 26, 2017: Australia enter the series without a warm-up game in Bangladesh and with a poor recent history in Asia. The hosts are quietly confident after their recent upturn in Tests

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

The spin test resumes for Australia

Aug 25, 2017: Australia's recent record in Asia is poor, while Bangladesh's fortunes have been on the rise recently. The two-Test series could well be a tight contest

S Rajesh

Australia in Bangladesh 2017

We have to be confident in our skill set - Smith

Aug 19, 2017: The Australia captain is expecting a tough Test series and is keen to use this tour to build a side with an eye on the 2021 tour of India

Mohammad Isam

Australia news

Bangladesh tour depends on MoU - Steven Smith

Aug 1, 2017: The Australia captain has reiterated that players are unlikely to tour Bangladesh without a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Smith insists revenue sharing must stay

Jul 9, 2017: In his strongest message yet in the pay war between CA and the ACA, Steven Smith declared that the leaders of the men's and women's national teams were unanimous in fighting for a fair share for all players, directly linked to the game's overall financial

Daniel Brettig

My summer watching the big four

Jun 30, 2017: Kohli, Root, Williamson and Smith have indisputably been top of the batting heap for four years now. They were all on show in England this year

Jarrod Kimber

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy, Group A

'We let ourselves down today' - Smith

Jun 10, 2017: Steven Smith insisted there were no excuses for his side's unsuccessful campaign

Melinda Farrell at Edgbaston

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy, Group A

Undercooked and underwhelmed, Australia head home to check the footy scores

Jun 10, 2017: A distracted and angry team played without passion or practice, in a tournament that is off the radar for Australia's sporting public

Jarrod Kimber at Edgbaston

England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston

Smith relishes chance to put off-field frustrations to one side

Jun 9, 2017: England are in the unusual position of entering an ODI match against Australia as favourites. But their upsurge owes much to a common adversary

Melinda Farrell at Edgbaston

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy 2017, Group A, The Oval

Smith says it's win or bust for Australia against England

Jun 5, 2017: The scenario for Australia to stay in the tournament beyond the group stage is pretty simple according to captain Steven Smith, with a win needed over England to qualify for the semi-finals

Alan Gardner at The Oval
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