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South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Starc fit as Smith seeks a game-changer

Mar 21, 2018: Australia's captain, meanwhile, has looked notably assertive with the bat in net sessions this week, and reckons himself to be hitting the ball far better than at any stage during his prolific Ashes summer

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

Why cricket needs to define what constitutes an offence

Mar 21, 2018: Periodically we have bouts of hand-wringing when someone steps over the line, but things need to be more cut and dried

Sambit Bal

Australia tour of South Africa 2018

Smith critical of Rabada's successful appeal

Mar 21, 2018: Surprised by the outcome, the Australia captain has declared the appeal verdict sets a troubling standard for allowable physical contact in the game

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Smith's decreasing returns leave Australia vulnerable

Mar 12, 2018: From his recent form, you would think Steven Smith is at the top of his game. Against South Africa, though, his efficiency has fallen steadily

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Troubling patterns emerge for Australia

Mar 11, 2018: As the series nears its halfway mark, the home side seems rejuvenated by the deeds of AB de Villiers while the visitors have begun showing worrying signs of top-order frailty

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Control your teams, Smith and du Plessis told

Mar 8, 2018: The two captains outline how their approaches differ, but both agree that conversation on the field of play is fine so long as it does not veer into hurtful territory

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Smith rules line under stairwell saga

Mar 8, 2018: The Australia captain says he is keen to not let "emotions get in the way" of his team building on their 1-0 series lead, come the Port Elizabeth Test

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Dangerous nostalgia at heart of rivalry

Feb 28, 2018: South Africa's Test battles with Australia have been reliably hard-fought. But an overdue victory on home soil is important to the hosts for numerous reasons

Daniel Brettig in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

Unchanged Australia seek South African glory

Feb 28, 2018: Australia will take the same team that lifted the Ashes urn into the first Test against South Africa, for a series the captain Steven Smith believes can be the making of many younger members of his side

Daniel Brettig in Durban

IPL 2018

Steven Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals

Feb 24, 2018: The Australia captain enjoyed a successful season in charge of Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017

ESPNcricinfo staff

Statsguru awards, 2017

Kohli, Smith and Rabada take top honours

Feb 19, 2018: Virat Kohli was superb in all three formats, Steven Smith had an unbelievable year in Tests, while Kagiso Rabada showed once again that he is the real deal

S Rajesh

Test batting performance of the year

The revisionist

Feb 19, 2018: Steven Smith won Australia a Test in Asia when no one gave them a hope of even competing

Brydon Coverdale

Australia cricket

The Bradman comparison Smith must avoid

Feb 14, 2018: The current Australia captain has had to cope with the physical and mental strain which, at one point, forced Bradman away from cricket for two years

Daniel Brettig

Allan Border medal ceremony

Smith, Warner win big on Allan Border medal night

Feb 12, 2018: David Warner collected the ODI award while Aaron Finch won the award in T20Is. Jhye Richardson, the 21-year-old quick was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year

Daniel Brettig

England in Australia 2017-18

Steven Smith questions 'risky' England ODI mode

Jan 30, 2018: The Australia captain said that in high-pressure tournaments like the World Cup, England's ultra-aggressive approach to ODI batting could backfire

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 5th ODI, Perth

Smith, Warner at heart of Australia ODI woes

Jan 28, 2018: Australia are set to take a long, hard look at their one-day set-up after the series defeat to England showed how far they have to go ahead of the World Cup

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 4th ODI, Adelaide, January 26, 2018

Frazzled Australia look to halt English rampage

Jan 25, 2018: England are on a roll but Australia have never been whitewashed at home in an ODI bilateral series. Australia will lack in-form Aaron Finch and Liam Plunkett is an England absentee

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Why Steven Smith wasn't given the benefit of doubt in Sydney

Jan 22, 2018: Technology, despite all its advantages, can't provide the three-dimensional view that umpires have

Mark Nicholas

Australia news

Hohns flags Australia ODI reinvention

Jan 22, 2018: The chairman of selectors wants Steven Smith at No. 4, more power-hitters and bowlers with sharper, short-form skills

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 3rd ODI, Sydney

Smith calls for end of 'soft signal' rulings

Jan 21, 2018: Though he had calmed down somewhat after the match, Steven Smith was far from impressed when given out caught behind at a vital phase of Australia's innings

Daniel Brettig
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