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Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14

Nov 22, 2017: The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

Brydon Coverdale at The Gabba

Australia news

Selection shift 'surprised' Smith - Cowan

Nov 22, 2017: Ed Cowan has revealed that Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors ignored Cricket Australia's directive to choose younger players for the first Ashes Test

Daniel Brettig

It's going to be Steve and Joe's excellent adventure

Nov 22, 2017: The Ashes captains' journeys have been similar: each having spent some of his formative years in the other's country

Daniel Brettig

New South Wales v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, 3rd day, Sydney

Starc hat-trick, Smith fifty firm up NSW advantage

Nov 6, 2017: The Australia quick underlined his destructive capability with a hat-trick composed of three screeching yorkers, while captain Steven Smith coupled his first-innings 76 with an unbeaten 74

ESPNcricinfo staff

New South Wales v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, 1st day, Sydney

Smith hits form for NSW, Nevill leads lower-order fight

Nov 4, 2017: Captain Steven Smith slapped 14 boundaries to score 76 on day one of the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia in Sydney

Daniel Brettig

Australia need a keeper who catches, not one who chatters

Nov 4, 2017: Dropped catches will sag spirits more than a talkative keeper can keep them up

Ian Chappell

Australia news

Smith demands more voice from Nevill

Nov 3, 2017: The Australia captain revealed he had spoken with Peter Nevill about the need for the gloveman to use more voice in the middle, a quality that helped Matthew Wade replace him earlier

Daniel Brettig

'I was so mentally drained by the end of the India tour I had nothing left'

Nov 2, 2017: Steven Smith talks about how he became Australia captain, the challenges he faced on the India tour, and bringing back the ruthless tone of the 2013-14 Ashes

Interview by Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2017-18

Smith aiming to open up England 'scars'

Nov 1, 2017: Steven Smith has emphasised the importance of the first Test at Brisbane in Australia's attempts to regain the Ashes

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Kohli DRS claims in Bengaluru Test were 'rubbish' - Smith

Oct 26, 2017: In his book, Steven Smith revealed he was mystified by Virat Kohli's accusations of DRS misuse during the Bengaluru Test earlier this year

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Cummins primes for pink-ball debut

Oct 25, 2017: Set to play his first pink-ball match, in New South Wales' Shield opener, Pat Cummins wants to focus on finding rhythm and learning how to swing the ball consistently

Sam Bruce

Australia cricket

How Haddin made way for Steven Smith

Oct 24, 2017: Steven Smith recollects the events that led to his ascent as Australia's Test captain, which began at a bar in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Smith takes responsibility for Cowan call

Oct 24, 2017: The Australia captain said he wanted to see more of what the 28-year-old Hughes had to offer, given his international potential, and so last summer's leading Sheffield Shield run-maker Cowan had to miss out for NSW

Daniel Brettig

Stokes incident

Steven Smith cautious in addressing Stokes incident

Oct 15, 2017: Australia's captain said he "can't condone" the behaviour of Ben Stokes as the allrounder looks increasingly likely to miss the Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in India 2017

Steven Smith returns home with injury, David Warner to lead

Oct 7, 2017: Australia's captain Steven Smith is flying home early from India, leaving David Warner to lead the side in the Twenty20 matches, after failing to shrug off a shoulder niggle

Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 5th ODI, Nagpur

'Not converting words into action' - Smith

Oct 1, 2017: Australia captain says domestic one-day cup could throw up a few players who could give those on current tour serious competition

Alagappan Muthu in Nagpur

Australia in India 2017

Into the heart of Australia's collapses

Sep 27, 2017: Australia are becoming synonymous with batting collapses, a trend that leaves their middle order in doubt in the run-up to the home Ashes and also hints at a mindset problem

Daniel Brettig

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
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