Steve Smith (cricketer, born 1989)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Steve Smith (cricketer born 1989))
Jump to: navigation, search
Steven Smith
Personal information
Full name Steven Peter Devereux Smith
Born (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 25)
Sydney, Australia
Nickname Smudge[1]
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 415) 13 July 2010 v Pakistan
Last Test 6 January 2015 v India
ODI debut (cap 182) 19 February 2010 v West Indies
Last ODI 23 January 2015 v England
ODI shirt no. 49
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present New South Wales Blues (squad no. 19)
2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2010 Worcestershire
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2011–present Sydney Sixers
2012–2013 Pune Warriors India
2013 Antigua Hawksbills
2014–present Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 26 51 69 88
Runs scored 2,304 1152 5,536 2,467
Batting average 52.36 34.91 51.25 40.44
100s/50s 8/10 3/3 17/27 3/14
Top score 192 104 192 104
Balls bowled 1,056 1,022 4,621 1,952
Wickets 14 27 58 46
Bowling average 54.14 33.15 55.53 37.58
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/18 3/16 7/64 3/16
Catches/stumpings 23/– 31/– 82/– 56/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 23 January 2015

Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian cricketer who represents Australia, New South Wales Blues, Sydney Sixers and Rajasthan Royals. He is the current captain of the Australian Test team and captain of New South Wales. Although he was initially selected for Australia as an all-rounder who could bowl right-arm leg spin, Smith now plays primarily as a batsman.

In December 2014, Smith was made permanent vice-captain and was chosen to captain the Australian Test side in the 2014–15 series against India after Michael Clarke was ruled out of the remainder of the series due to injury.[3] He also took over Clarke's fielding spot in the slips.

As of January 2015, Smith is ranked as the 4th best Test batsman in the world according to the ICC Player Rankings. Smith was the leading run scorer in 2014–15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy series against India. In 2014 he won the award of Australian Cricketer of the Year.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Sydney to an Australian father, Peter, who has a degree in chemistry and works with pigments and waxes,[4] and a British mother.[5] He was educated at Menai High School, but at 17 he earned the approval of the school's principal to skip the High School Certificate (HSC) and play cricket in England.[6][7]

Domestic cricket career[edit]

Smith made his first class debut against Western Australia at the SCG on 24 January 2008. He scored 33 in his only innings as NSW defeated WA outright.[8]

He was part of the New South Wales team that won the 2009 Twenty20 Champions League. In the final against Trinidad and Tobago in the final at Hyderabad, Smith made 33 with the bat and took two wickets.[9]

In November 2009, during a Ford Ranger Cup match against Tasmania, Smith attempted to resurrect the innings after a middle order collapse with a quickfire 81 off 59 deliveries, taking the Blues total to a respectable 271. The game was lost despite Smith's efforts.[10]

By the end of the 2009–10 domestic season Smith had a first-class batting average of over 50 after just 13 first-class matches. While his first-class bowling average in the high forties was not as impressive, his bowling appeared to be steadily improving following some well-publicised mentoring from Shane Warne.[11] In the final match of the season he took 7 for 64 in the second innings against South Australia.[12]

Playing in a club match, right-handed Smith took guard left-handed and hit a six.[13]

One of his earliest achievements was being the leading wicket taker at the 2008 KFC 20/20 competition. This was despite only playing four out of the five games. He took 4/15 against Queensland and finished with 9 wickets overall.[14] Due to his efforts, he was named the second best player of the tournament.[15]

International career[edit]

Smith made his international cricket debut in a T20 international match against Pakistan at Melbourne in February 2010. The same month, he made is one day international debut against the West Indies also at Melbourne, playing in the fifth match of the series.[16]

In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition held in the West Indies between April and May 2010 Australia finished runners up to England. Smith took 11 wickets over seven games at an average of 14.81 to finish as the equal second highest wicket-taker at the tournament.[17]

Smith made his Test debut at Lords in July 2010, playing both Tests against Pakistan in the 2010 Test series played in England.[16] He was selected mainly for his bowling, and batted down the order, although his bowling was not required in the first innings. In the second innings, he took 3 wickets for 51 as Australian won by 150 runs.[18] In the second Test he was called to bowl only ten overs and took no wickets, although he played an impressive role with the bat in the second innings. Batting with the tail, he scored 77 including nine fours and two sixes off successive balls, helping Australia to set a competitive target after having been bowled out for 88 in the first innings.[19]

Smith's fielding attracted attention during the 2009–10 season with some spectacular catches in the outfield.[20]

In the 2010–11 Australian summer, Smith played three Tests in the 2010–11 Ashes series, this time playing more as a batsman, taking the number six spot in the order. His performances were solid during the series, getting a number of starts and scoring two half centuries. Following the 2010–11 Ashes, Smith did not play another Test for two years, his next Test series coming against India in March 2013. He posted several starts, with a top of 92 in the 1st Test at Mohali.[21] Since then, Smith became a regular in the Australian Test line-up and he has been played mainly as a batsman. The 2013 Ashes series in England brought his maiden Test century, which he achieved in the first innings of the last Test of the series at The Oval,[21] reaching the total in style by hitting a six off the bowling of Jonathan Trott. He became only the sixth Australian to reach his maiden Test 100 with a six.[22]

SPD Smith's record as captain
  Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied No result
Test [23] 3 1 0 2 0
ODI [24] 1 1 0 0 0
Date last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

On 15 December 2014, Smith was named Australia's new vice-captain and following an injury to Michael Clarke, he was appointed stand-in skipper against India with Brad Haddin as his deputy.[3] He captained Australia in the Second Test match against India at the Gabba.[25] On 26 December, Smith scored his 1,000th run in the 2014 calendar year.[26]

During the 4th Test against India in Sydney, Smith joined Don Bradman (6), Neil Harvey, Jack Fingleton and Matthew Hayden (4 each) as Australian centurions in four or more consecutive Tests, a streak Smith started during the 1st Test at Adelaide. Smith also became the first Australian skipper to open their captaincy with three consecutive centuries, and the second batsman since Jacques Kallis against West Indies to score a century in every match of a Test series.[27] During the 2014–15 Border Gavaskar Trophy Test Series against India, Smith set a record for the most runs (769) scored by an individual in a series against India,[28] surpassing the previous record held by Don Bradman.[29]

Playing Style[edit]

Smith is a right-handed batsman with a technique that has attracted attention for its unorthodoxy. He moves around frequently in the crease, controls the bat with his bottom hand (that is, the hand closest to the blade of the bat), and is capable of playing unconventional cricket shots like the reverse sweep.[30] Due to his unorthodox style, Smith was initially labelled as a limited-overs batsman who might struggle in the longer form of the game, especially early in his career when he was vulnerable outside off stump.[30] However, Smith compensates for his unique technique with outstanding hand-eye coordination, and his footwork, especially to spin bowlers, is exemplary.[30]

Much of the credit for Smith's success can also be attributed to batting coach Trent Woodhill, who coached Smith as a junior and noted his abundant talent.[7] He has also defended Smith's unique batting style, and has long argued that in Australia, many naturally talented cricketers who may not necessarily have an orthodox technique are let down by over-coaching; in the years between leaving school and his elevation into international cricket, Smith had his technique picked apart by a number of well-intentioned coaches.[7] Since re-establishing his working relationship with Woodhill, Smith appears to have regained calm and confidence in his cricket, which has since produced results over the last few seasons.[31]

International Centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out.
  • The column title Match refers to the match number of his career.

Test Centuries[edit]

Steve Smith's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 138* 12  England United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom Kennington Oval 2013 Drawn
2 111 15  England Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2013 Won
3 115 17  England Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2014 Won
4 100 18  South Africa South Africa Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2014 Won
5 162* 23  India Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2014 Won
6 133 24  India Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2014 Won
7 192 25  India Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2014 Drawn
8 117 26  India Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2015 Drawn

One Day International Centuries[edit]

Steve Smith's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 101  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2014 Won
2 104  South Africa Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2014 Won
3 102* 48  England Australia Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 2015 Won

Awards[edit]

Test Awards[edit]

Player of the Series Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  India Match 2: Gabba, Brisbane
Match 4: SCG, Sydney
Dec 2014 – Jan 2015 Runs: 769 (1,135 balls: 83×4, 5x6), Ave – 128.17, SR – 67.75
Field: 17–0–86–0, 6 catches
Won; 2–0 [32]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  England WACA, Perth 13–17 December 2013 1st Innings: 111 (208 balls: 14×4, 2x6); DNB
2nd Innings: 15 (50 balls); DNB, 1 catch
Won [33]
2  India Gabba, Brisbane 17–20 December 2014 1st Innings: 1–0–4–0, 1 catch; 133 (191 balls: 13×4, 2x6)
2nd Innings: DNB; 28 (39 balls: 4×4)
Won [34]
3  India SCG, Sydney 6–10 January 2015 1st Innings: 117 (208 balls: 15×4); 4–0–17–0, 1 catch
2nd Innings: 71 (70 balls: 8×4, 1x6); 2–0–7–0, 1 catch
Draw [35]

ODI Awards[edit]

Player of the Series Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  Pakistan Match 1: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Oct 2014 Runs: 190 (238 balls: 11×4, 2x6), Ave – 63.33, SR – 79.83
Field: 2–0–7–0, 6 catches
Won; 3–0 [36]
2  South Africa Match 3: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Match 4: MCG, Melbourne
Nov 2014 Runs: 254 (261 balls: 23×4, 1x6), Ave – 84.67, SR – 97.32
Field: 8–1–44–1, 4 catches
Won; 4–1 [37]

ODI Man of the Match[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  Pakistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 7 October 2014 101 (118 balls: 6x4, 2x6); DNB Won [38]
2  South Africa Manuka Oval, Canberra 19 November 2014 73 (55 balls: 8x4); DNB Won [39]
3  South Africa MCG, Melbourne 21 November 2014 3–0–27–0, 2 catches; 104 (112 balls: 7x4) Won [40]
4  England Bellerive Oval, Hobart 23 January 2015 DNB; 102* (95 balls: 6x4, 1x6) Won [41]

Twenty20 International Awards[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  West Indies Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia 11 May 2010 4–0–20–3, 1 catch; DNB Won [42]

Big Bash League[edit]

Smith made his domestic T20 cricket debut for New South Wales in a match against South Australia at Adelaide on 1 January 2008 during the six team KFC Big Bash competition.[43] In 2011–12, the Australian T20 competition became the city-based Big Bash League featuring eight teams. Smith joined the Sydney Sixers and filled in as captain when Brad Haddin could not play due to Test duties,[44] subsequently leading the team to victory in the inaugural season. As an all-rounder, he scored 166 runs with the bat from nine matches with a strike rate of 130.71, including one half century. With the ball, he took 6 wickets at an economy rate of 8.06 per over. He also took nine catches throughout the tournament.[45] In the final match, the Sixers beat Perth Scorchers by 7 wickets while chasing down the target of 157 within 18.5 overs after the Scorchers made 5/156 in 20 overs. Due to his good form during the Big Bash League, Smith attracted the attention of Sourav Ganguly and was later recruited to play for the Pune Warriors India team captained by Angelo Mathews in the 2012 Indian Premier League.[citation needed]

Indian Premier League[edit]

Smith was first bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2010 Indian Premier League as a replacement for Jesse Ryder.[46] During the 2011 IPL player auction, he was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $200,000,[47] but he had to undergo an ankle operation was not available to play for them that season.[48]

The next season, Kochi Tuskers were dropped from the IPL and Smith was put up for auction. He went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction, but was later bought as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh by the Pune Warriors India team.[49] In his first match for the Pune Warriors India, he scored 39 runs off 32 balls to lead his team to victory against the Mumbai Indians. He received the Man of the Match award for this effort.[50]

In the auction for IPL 2014, Smith was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs.4 crore.[51]

Career best performances[edit]

Batting
Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 192 Australia v India MCG, Melbourne 2014[52]
ODI 104 Australia v South Africa MCG, Melbourne 2014[53]
T20I 34 Australia v Sri Lanka WACA, Perth 2010[54]
FC 192 Australia v India MCG, Melbourne 2014[52]
LA 104 Australia v South Africa MCG, Melbourne 2014[53]
T20 65 Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2014[55]

Personal Life[edit]

Smith started dating Dani Willis, a commerce and law student at Macquarie University, in 2011.[56] He is also a keen horse racing fan who has a share in four racehorses, three with leading trainer Chris Waller.[56]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, Chris (15 December 2014). "Steve Smith pushes through shyness to become Australia's 45th Test captain". The Age. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Steve Smith". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Smith to captain Australia for Test series against India" Cricket Australia
  4. ^ Barrett, Chris (15 December 2014). "Steve Smith goes from teenage club sensation to Australian cricket captain". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Bull, Andy (9 May 2010). "Steve Smith spins from England's grasp to boost Australia's attack". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Hooper, James (11 January 2010). "Young leg-spin tyro Steven Smith sets his sights on Test cricket heights". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c Brettig, Daniel (18 November 2013). "Learning on the job". Cricinfo Magazine. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Bollinger bowls Blues to Pura Cup win[dead link]
  9. ^ "Scorecard: New South Wales v Trinidad and Tobago at Hyderabad, 23 October 2009". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Scorecard: New South Wales v Tasmania at North Sydney Oval, 15 November 2009". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  11. ^ Hogan, Jesse (28 December 2009). "Is that your real heir, Warnie?". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Scorecard: New South Wales v. South Australia at Sydney, 10–12 March 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  13. ^ Will Swanton (2010-01-22). "Time to limit the amount of one-dayers and give Twenty20 more of a bash". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Cricinfo profile". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  15. ^ "Katich crowned Pura Cup Player of the Year". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "Steven Smith". Player Profile. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Statistics: Most wickets – 2010 ICC World Twenty20". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Scorecard: 1st Test: Australia v. Pakistan at Lord's, 13–16 July 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Scorecard: 2nd Test: Australia v. Pakistan at Headingly, 21–24 July 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Super leg-spinner catches the eye". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  21. ^ a b "All round record: SPD Smith". StatsGuru. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  22. ^ Higginson, Marc and Mark Mitchener (22 August 2013). "England v Australia fifth Test day two as it happened". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "List of Test Captains". Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "List of ODI Captains". Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "CA announce Australia Test team leadership changes". Cricket Australia. 2014-12-15. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  26. ^ "Australia v India: Steve Smith scores 192 at MCG, six amazing statistics". Fox Sports. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  27. ^ Australia on top after making 572
  28. ^ AAP Staff. "Smith surpasses Sir Don's record". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "Steve Smith surpasses Don Bradman's record in Sydney test; becomes highest Australian run-getter in test series against India". DNA India. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  30. ^ a b c Chopra, Aakash (4 January 2015). "What can India do against Steven Smith?". Cricinfo Magazine. 
  31. ^ Kimber, Jarrod (19 December 2014). "The evolution of Steven Smith". ESPN Cricinfo. 
  32. ^ "Australia v India, 2014/15 Series". ESPNcricinfo. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "England tour of Australia, 2013/14 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  34. ^ "India tour of Australia and New Zealand, 2014/15 – Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  35. ^ "India tour of Australia and New Zealand, 2014/15 - Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  36. ^ "Pakistan v Australia, 2014/15 Series". ESPNcricinfo. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  37. ^ "South Africa in Australia ODI Series, 2014/15 Series". ESPNcricinfo. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  38. ^ "Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, 2014/15 – Pakistan v Australia Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  39. ^ "South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014] – Australia v South Africa Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  40. ^ "South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014] – Australia v South Africa Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  41. ^ "Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series, 2014/15 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  42. ^ "ICC World Twenty20, 2010 – West Indies v Australia Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  43. ^ "Scorecard: South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, 1 January 2008". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  44. ^ "Sixers smash Scorchers to win BBL". Sports News First. 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  45. ^ Trevor Bayliss (2012-06-06). "Steven Smith - Sydney Sixers - Big Bash League". Sydney Sixers. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  46. ^ "RISING all-rounder Steven Smith has become the latest Australian to join the Indian Premier League by signing a rich deal with Bangalore.". Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  47. ^ "IPL auction, Day 1: Who got whom". Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  48. ^ "IPL 4: Australia's Steven Smith out, ankle operation". Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  49. ^ "IPL 5: Steven Smith replaces Mitchell Marsh in Pune Warriors squad". Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  50. ^ "Indian Premier League, 3rd match: Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors at Mumbai, Apr 6, 2012". Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  51. ^ Shamik Chakrabarty. "IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals’ Steven Smith is worth every Re". Indian Express. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  52. ^ a b "India tour of Australia and New Zealand, 2014/15 - Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  53. ^ a b "South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014], 2014/15 - Australia v South Africa Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  54. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2010/11 - Australia v Sri Lanka Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 31 October 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  55. ^ "Big Bash League 03, 2013/14 - Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  56. ^ a b Webster, Andrew (16 December 2014). "How love turned Steve Smith from cricket tragic to Australian Test captain". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

External links[edit]