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Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

New players free of scars - Smith

Nov 27, 2016: Following his side's seven-wicket win over South Africa in Adelaide, Steven Smith acknowledged contributions from the new players in the team

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

This is Steve Smith's team

Nov 23, 2016: The three newcomers and Matthew Wade will inject freshness and fight into the Australian side looking to save face in Adelaide

Brad Haddin

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Smith bets big on Maddinson's talent

Nov 23, 2016: Australia captain Steven Smith is staking plenty on his ability to get the best out of the New South Wales left-hand batsman Nic Maddinson

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

The chaotic contrasts of two captains

Nov 19, 2016: The dead rubber in Adelaide takes on great significance as South Africa and Faf du Plessis contest a ball-tampering charge and Steven Smith deals with systemic failure

Melinda Farrell

How the failure of Warner-Burns and Smith-Voges has hurt Australia

Nov 18, 2016: The two prolific partnerships have had steep falls this year

S Rajesh

Australia can find a way out of the darkness

Nov 16, 2016: The key is for them to see an opportunity in the chaos that engulfs them

Mark Nicholas

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

The people under most pressure in Australian cricket

Nov 15, 2016: Australia's fifth successive Test loss, and the series defeat to South Africa, has left a few administrators and the team's coaching staff under considerable pressure

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

Batting cancer cannot stop spreading

Nov 15, 2016: A problem of this magnitude stretches beyond the players immediately concerned. Right now, Australia's batting is driving down the value of the game in this country.

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

'I'm embarrassed to be sitting here'

Nov 15, 2016: Steven Smith has conceded that the time may have come for "getting some younger guys in and getting some experience at this level" after Australia's crushing loss in Hobart

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

The Ashes 2017-18

Australia face short-term pain for Ashes success - Ponting

Nov 15, 2016: With a year to go until the 2017-18 Ashes, Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting assess the two teams' current form and prospects of victory Down Under

Andrew Miller

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 3rd day

Australia in the crucible, past and present

Nov 14, 2016: Australian cricket finds itself at a critical juncture, not unlike a few instances in the past, and the results of the next two days in Hobart could have far-reaching effects on the system and players

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 2nd day

Sutherland defends Australian Test team's preparation

Nov 13, 2016: James Sutherland, Cricket Australia's chief executive said that Steven Smith's team could not blame their preparation for the poor results achieved so far this summer

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

Australia's system is broken

Nov 13, 2016: Injured fast bowlers, a dearth of good young batsmen, and a captain impeded by the management - all this while the team faces three big series

Ian Chappell

Time for Smith and Warner to step up

Nov 11, 2016: The true test of where the Australians are at as a cricket team will be how they respond at Bellerive Oval this week

Brad Haddin

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Australia lacking self-belief - Graeme Smith

Nov 9, 2016: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said that a waning culture, the rotation policy and the pressure on captain Steven Smith could be contributing to Australia's recent slide

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day

Smith refuses to blame scheduling for loss

Nov 7, 2016: In the wake of Australia's defeat to South Africa at the WACA, Steven Smith focused on the side's need to build bigger first-innings totals

Daniel Brettig

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

South Africa aim for the 'head of the snake'

Oct 30, 2016: Dale Steyn believes that for his team to win a third successive Test series in Australia, they have to take down captain Steven Smith

Firdose Moonda in Perth

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
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