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Sheffield Shield 2016-17

Smith warms up for Test with 117

Oct 25, 2016: Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns survived a tense period late in the evening after Steven Smith earlier struck a century in the Sheffield Shield clash between Queensland and New South Wales at the Gabba

ESPNcricinfo staff

How to be a vice-captain

Oct 25, 2016: The low-profile role needs you to be advisor, mentor, morale-booster, minder, and unambitious about the top job

Brad Haddin

South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Durban

Out of words to describe the win - du Plessis

Oct 6, 2016: It was hard to work out which captain was more stunned after South Africa's incredible win over Australia in Durban

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia have an identity problem

Oct 6, 2016: Playing the "Australian way", verbally and tactically, has yielded mixed results. And it does not help that the snarl of the Waugh-era team does not sit naturally on Steve Smith's men

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion

'It was just my day, I guess' - de Kock

Oct 1, 2016: After pummeling 178 to help South Africa surge to a big win over Australia, Quinton de Kock said it was a good wicket to bat on and it was simply his day

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Ireland, only ODI, Benoni

Bowlers, Khawaja lead rout of Ireland

Sep 27, 2016: Ireland's highest score in five meetings against Australia was not enough to even mildly challenge the top-ranked ODI side, who eased to victory with 19.5 overs to spare in a chase of 199

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2016-17

Let's get loud, says captain Steven Smith

Sep 19, 2016: Steven Smith has demanded his players find their voices and energy in the lead-up to the home summer, having pinpointed an uninspiring on-field attitude as one of the reasons for the team's recent Test-series defeat in Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig

Australia in Sri Lanka, 2016

Amid Smith departure polemics, Warner takes the reins

Aug 27, 2016: As a number of former and current players criticise Steven Smith for leaving the Sri Lanka tour early, his stand-in as captain, David Warner, has come to his defence

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Why we should all give Steven Smith a break

Aug 27, 2016: The Australian captain has had a busy first year as leader, and is coming off a draining Test series; if he doesn't rest now, he'll have little chance to do so later in the season

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Smith resting was 'well thought out' - Lehmann

Aug 25, 2016: While acknowledging that Steven Smith "took some convincing" to sit out the rest of the Sri Lanka tour in order to rest and re-charge for Australia's forthcoming fixtures, coach Darren Lehmann has strongly defended the move

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Steven Smith heads home to rest ahead of 2016-17 summer

Aug 24, 2016: Australia captain Steven Smith will miss the remainder of the tour of Sri Lanka - three ODIs and two T20Is - as he returns home to rest ahead of the 2016-17 season

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo (RPS)

Finch, Smith help Australia pass SL spin test

Aug 21, 2016: Australia's win wasn't always pretty, but it was comfortable enough. With Aaron Smith and Steven Smith making half centuries, they chased down 228 with three wickets and more than three overs to spare

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Smith 'angry' with himself over his dismissals

Aug 20, 2016: In the aftermath of Australia's 0-3 whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka, captain Steven Smith spoke about his annoyance at the nature of his dismissals and his frustration at letting good positions slip

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

'Outplayed in every facet of the game' - Smith

Aug 17, 2016: Steven Smith apologised to travelling supporters for having to witness an ugly 3-0 defeat, before saying the touring batsmen and spin bowlers had a lot of thinking to do ahead of next year's trip to India

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC

Smith looks for evidence of Asian progress

Aug 12, 2016: Steven Smith seemed relaxed and upbeat ahead of Australia's third Test against Sri Lanka, highlighting the progress his side is making in adopting a more proactive approach on turning tracks

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Australia in Sri Lanka

Lehmann yearns for variety in domestic pitches

Aug 9, 2016: Darren Lehmann has highlighted variety in domestic pitches as an important factor in producing players capable of performing in all conditions

Daniel Brettig

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 5th day

'We let ourselves down a lot' - Smith

Jul 30, 2016: Australia's captain Steven Smith ranked a surprise hiding at the hands of Sri Lanka among the most deflating results of his career

Daniel Brettig

ICC news

Test Championship mace presented in private

Jul 25, 2016: In a stark indication of the game's convoluted and context-less international schedule, Australia's captain Steven Smith was handed the mace by the ICC's chief executive David Richardson in a "closed event" in Kandy

Daniel Brettig in Kandy

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele

Smith yearns to turn Asian tide

Jul 25, 2016: Australia captain Steven Smith has said that the side is keen to turn its Test form around in Asia

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Australia v West Indies, ODI tri-series final, Barbados

Smith seeks more improvement from Australia

Jun 27, 2016: Australia's captain Steven Smith has conceded that his team has plenty of improvement left in them despite their victory in the tri-series final against West Indies in Barbados on Sunday

Brydon Coverdale
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