Steve Smith

Steve Smith is an Australian cricket player who has played for Australia and was captain of the Australian national cricket team. He was the second player from outside of Australia to get a 947 rating in Tests, after Don Bradman, who got a 961 ranking. Steve is known as one of the best batters in the world because of all the great games he has played over the years. Steve was born and raised in Sydney. When he was 17, he went to England and played club cricket there. He went back to Australia and joined the cricket team there so they could play in the “Under-19 Cricket World Cup.” After that, he played in the “Big Bash League” and Australian first-class cricket.

Steve Smith

In February 2010, he played his first international game, a Twenty20 (T20) against Pakistan. In the same month, he played his first one-day international (ODI) match in Melbourne against the West Indies. When he first joined the Australian team, he played as a leg spinner and batted lower in the order. But since his first Test match in July 2010 against Pakistan, he has slowly moved up the batting order. He has done well in all types of cricket, but especially in Test cricket. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, he was named the best Test batsman in the world. His average at bat in Tests is 61.37, which is very good.

Facts

Well-known Australians born in June

You may also know him as Steven Peter Devereux Smith.

34 years old, 

Family: Ex-spouse or spouse: Dani Willis (M. 2018)

Peter, the father

Gillian is her mother.

5’9″ (175 cm) tall, 

Family Tree: English The Australian

Growing up and early life

Born in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, on June 2, 1989, Steve Smith is an Australian. Smith is Steven Peter Devereux in complete. Peter Smith, his father, was a scientist. His mom, Gillian, took care of the house. Steve has been an Australian and an English citizen since birth. His father is Australian, and his mother is English.

Steve has been very interested in playing cricket since he was a child. He did well in school and finished at Menai High School in Illawong, Sydney. His school years were filled with a lot of cricket games. Because of this, his grades suffered. On the other hand, he brought a lot of honour to his high school by coaching his team to many wins in games between schools. He finally stopped going to high school.

Because he was a native of both England and Australia, he had to choose whether to play for England or Australia. He became a member of the “Kent Cricket League” with a club called “Sevenoaks Vine” when he was 17. Because of how well he kept playing, he was considered for the Surrey County team.

He could have played for New South Wales as well. Steve later decided to play in Australia instead of Surrey, even though Surrey paid him a lot more.

Career 

Steve Smith played for the “Australian Under-19” team in the “Under-19 World Cup” in Malaysia in 2008. He mostly batted in the bottom order and bowled leg spin. He scored 114 runs and took 7 wickets in the four games he played in the event.

In the same year, he played his first-class match in Australia at the “Sydney Cricket Ground” for New South Wales against Western Australia. The New South Wales team that won the “T20 Champions League” in 2009 also had him on their team.

Even though his results were only slightly above average, famous cricketers like Shane Warne praised him. Near the end of the 2009–2010 home season, he played better.

Steve’s first game for his country was a T20 match against Pakistan in February 2010.

Steve’s first ODI match was against the West Indies at the “Melbourne Cricket Ground” in the same month.

Steve was also chosen to play on the Australian Twenty20 team that went to the 2010 ICC World T20 event. By the end of the event, Steve had taken 11 wickets in 7 games, which tied him for second place for most wickets. Australia came in second place in the event.

He was picked for the Australian Test team to play against Pakistan in the Test series that took place in England in the middle of 2010. In July 2010, he played his first test match at the “Lords Cricket Ground.” He did well as an all-rounder all the time. He also played a part in the TV show “Ashes” from 2010 to 2011.

Steve returned to Test cricket in 2013 after a short break after the “Ashes,” and quickly became an important part of the Australian team again.

He has played 64 matches and made 6,199 runs, giving him an average of 61.37. This makes him one of the best Test batters in the world right now. In Test matches, he also hit 23 hundred and 24 fifty runs. He started as a bowler, but over time, his hitting got worse, and he only took 17 wickets in Test matches, with a terrible average of 54.88.

Steven has made a total of 3,431 runs in the 108 ODIs he has played. His average of 41.84 is very good. He has also scored 8 centuries and 19 half-centuries. In ODIs, he has got 27 wickets, which is an average of 34.48.

“Pune Warriors,” “Rajasthan Royals,” and “Rising Pune Supergiants” are some of the teams he has appeared for in the “Indian Premier League” (IPL).

Achievements and records

Steve Smith has been named the best Test batter in 2015, 2016, and 2017 by the ICC Players Rankings. He is known as one of the best international players in the world.

He won the “Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy” (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2015. Steve Smith was the youngest cricket player to ever win the award. He was named “ICC Test Player of the Year” in 2015 and 2017. He was the only player to win the “ICC Test Player of the Year” award more than once. Besides that, in 2015 and 2018, he was given the “Allan Border Medal” as the best cricket player in Australia.

He is the only ODI player in the history of the “World Cup” to have hit five 50s in a row. Steve did this during the 2015 “Cricket World Cup.”

He also became the fastest Australian cricket player to score 10,000 runs in international games.

The controversies

Down Under, Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera messing with the ball during a Test match against South Africa on March 24, 2018. After that, he said in a press meeting that the team’s leaders, including Captain Steve Smith, knew what he had done.

Steve was removed as leader, After a big fuss, and Tim Paine took his place. After a review by “Cricket Australia” confirmed the charges, Steve was banned from playing cricket in Australia and around the world for a year.

Life in general

In 2011, Steve Smith began dating Dani Willis. The couple got engaged in 2017 after being together for a long time. Smith and Dani got married on September 15, 2018.

Fun facts

Ricky Ponting, who was captain of Australia in the 1980s, is Steve Smith’s batting idol, and Shane Warne, who was a leg spinner, is his best bowler. Shane Warne has also been Steve’s teacher.

Steve really loves horse races and has shared four racehorses.

 

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