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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

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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

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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

West Indies v Australia, ODI tri-series, Barbados

Smith, Marsh lead Australia into final

Jun 21, 2016: Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell provided overdue contributions in the middle order to help Steven Smith guide Australia into the triangular series final with a strong victory over the West Indies in Barbados

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Day-night Test cricket

Stick with red ball for Ashes Tests, say Cook, Smith

Jun 8, 2016: Both Alastair Cook and Steven Smith have said the Ashes does not need to include a day-night Test but Cook believes boards should continue exploring the format

Andrew McGlashan

Australia news

Smith airs concerns over Gabba day-night Test

May 23, 2016: Steven Smith has aired his concerns about playing a pink ball Test at the Gabba, despite the fact the Brisbane match against Pakistan is locked in while Adelaide Oval's fixture remains unresolved due to South African hesitance

Daniel Brettig

West Indies tri-series 2016

Steven Smith hopes Starc can 'scare' batsmen

May 23, 2016: Australia captain Steven Smith has welcomed the return of a fit Mitchell Starc for the upcoming tri-series against South Africa and West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2016 news

Steven Smith latest Supergiant to bow out of IPL

May 2, 2016: Australia captain Steven Smith became Supergiants' latest casualty when he was ruled out of the rest of the 2016 IPL with a wrist injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rising Pune Supergiants v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Pune

Smith's maiden T20 ton: bunts, punts and knock-out punches

Apr 29, 2016: Steven Smith interspersed an effective tap-and-run routine with creative big shots to direct Rising Pune Supergiants' batting effort against Gujarat Lions

Arun Venugopal in Pune
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