Having started his career as a leg spinner and a tail-ender in international cricket, Steve Smith rode on his consistency to become the number one Test batsman in ICC Rankings. He made his debut against Pakistan in 2010 at the 'Mecca of Cricket' Lord's. It was a disastrous debut for the former Australian skipper as he scored 1 and 12 runs in successive innings, though he was decent with the bowl as he picked up three wickets in second innings while he did not get chance to ball in the first innings. He marked his name in international cricket in 2013 Ashes, where he scored his first Test century at Oval. Despite having an unorthodox batting stance, Smith suddenly started dominating Test cricket as he has the ability to play both fast and spin bowlers. The 2014-2015 series against India was the path-breaking series for the Aussie as he scored four centuries. It was in the same summer when he was appointed as Australia's 45th Test captain in place of injured Michael Clarke. Everything was going right for the right-handed batsman but suddenly life took a U-turn and he got involved in the ball-tampering scandal with his two Australia teammates David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. The scandal, which rocked the cricket world, happened during a Test match against South Africa. Smith and Warner are suspended for One year while the young fast bowler Bancroft is suspended for nine months.read more
Smith who was not picked by any IPL side this year around has been dipping in form with every single game he has played. When Australia toured Sri Lanka and Pakistan earlier this year, Smith looked uncomfortable in spinning conditions.
AUS vs SL 2nd Test, Day 1: Steve Smith surpassed Virat Kohli's 27 Test centuries, to top the list of active players with the most Test hundreds sharing the spot with Joe Root.
The talismanic Australian batsman who debuted against Pakistan as a leg-spinner has risen to the ranks of the all-time batting greats
Steven Smith will go down as one of the greats of the game and this story of redemption is what the generations to come will remember for a very very long time.
Kohli has slipped to 10th on the ICC rankings, the Indian great continues to hold a remarkable Test batting record.
Smith was concussion when he landed on his head while attempting to save a six on the edge of the boundary during a Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka at Sydney.
Smith, who has a history of concussions, hit his head hard on the SCG turf in an audacious leaping attempt to stop a six near boundary rope in the second T20I against Sri Lanka which Australia won in Super Over on Sunday.
Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed after the match that Smith had suffered a concussion after landing on his head following a spectacular diving attempt to save a six in the final over of the second innings, according to a private news website.
Broad, who has snared 526 Test wickets for England in 150 games, only featured in the Adelaide match, missing out on the opening and Boxing Day Tests.
The batting mainstay was providing live updates of his ordeal on Instagram. While trying to open the lift's door with the help of a rod, Labuschagne even offered some chocolates to Smith as he waited for help from the technicians at the hotel.
The former England captain wonders if Smith is the best man to lead Aussies as Atherton finds him so self-absorbed and seems to exist in his own bubble.
Former skipper Steve Smith returns from leadership wilderness to become the team's vice-captain.
Smith has now emerged as one of the candidates for the captaincy role after Tim Paine stepped down from the role over the 'sexting' scandal.
Smith said that if Australia's top order goes well, he will slide down the order and let their big strong boys attack it.
With injured Prithvi Shaw missing out of playing XI, Smith was included in the lineup as an opener. But the move backfired as Delhi got off to a sedate start
Smith believes the Rishabh Pant-led team has the potential to do even better in the second half of the IPL to be played in UAE from September 19 to October 15.
The IPL 2020 runners-up posted a picture of the 32-year-old making his way to the team hotel.
Australia's chairman of selectors George Bailey believes that star batsman Steve Smith will be fit in time for the ICC T20 World Cup later this year.
While Smith is recovering from an elbow injury, Finch, the Australian limited-overs captain, who is currently recovering from a knee surgery
In the next WTC cycle, Australia are scheduled to play four games in India, two in Pakistan and two in Sri Lanka, besides 10 Tests at home.