In RPS's first game against Mumbai Indians, Smith led his team to victory in style, scoring 84* and was rewarded with the Man of The Match award. His century in Brisbane marked his 16th Test century and his first against Pakistan. Smith also had his contract with the Rajasthan Royals IPL team for the 2018 season terminated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India as a consequence of the sanctions. Smith made 3 hundreds and 3 fifties. The second Test was successful for the captain, scoring 134* and 70* in each respective innings, as Australia went on to seal a series victory. He received the Man of the Match award for this effort. [192], In 2017 Smith was awarded the ICC Test Player of the Year award and named in the ICC Test Team of the Year by the ICC. Australia vs India: The injuries hit the Australian side faced another bow on Tuesday with Steve Smith leaving training after 10 minutes. The result was overshadowed by a stairwell confrontation between Australian vice captain David Warner and South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock. He led his team to the final with a 20-run victory over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. Warner and Bancroft also received bans. [135] He was rested for the second first-class match and in the first Test match in Cardiff, Smith made 33 in both innings as England took a 1–0 lead in the series. A number of high-profile players on expensive contracts had nightmare outings in IPL 2020. KL Rahul, David Warner and Jasprit Bumrah were among those who backed up their hefty paychecks with consistent performances. [116] ", "Why Steven Smith is the best of the Fab Four", "Joe Root? [101] In his first match against Zimbabwe, he was run out by Sikandar Raza. Due to IPL commitments, Smith missed out on Australia's maiden warm up match against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI on the 27th May. The 2–0 victory against the West Indies gave Australia some momentum into the long waited Ashes series in the British Isles. IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals Team Review: RR meandered from win to loss, chopped and changed both starting XIs and batting line-ups on numerous occasions but nothing seemed to work. As of November 2020[update], Smith has scored 26 Test and 11 ODI centuries. While making little impact at Lord's, Smith produced a century at Hove against Sussex on 27 July.[81]. [195][196][197][198], Smith was rested for the T20 series against New Zealand and England so he could prepare for the South African Test series. While Australia's last tour in the British Isles was in 2013, the emergence of England's Joe Root and Australia's Steve Smith saw an awaited clash to determine the better batsman in the upcoming series. Joint second-fastest batsman (after Don Bradman), youngest Australian and fourth youngest overall to reach 6,000 runs in Tests. [246] It involved left-arm fast-medium bowler Neil Wagner pitching short to Smith attempting to get him out caught on the leg side. Maxwell was a liability in every sense of the word, as he either got stuck at the crease and played too many dot balls or got out early to expose KXIP's feeble lower-middle order. However, the two players, who missed the last season, could be barred from leading their respective franchises. [229] Therefore, Labuschagne became the first player to become a concussion substitute in a Test match following a change in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rules. [131] After his man of the match effort against the West Indies in the second Test, Smith became the second-youngest player ever to reach the number 1 ICC Test batsmen ranking and just the eighth Australian to do so.[132]. In his first ODI match against England in Sydney, he was dismissed at 37 runs by Moeen Ali but continued to provide runs in the following matches leading to the final against England. He scored 319 runs in 12 innings playing for Rajasthan Royals. [238][239], After retaining the Ashes in England, the Australian team returned home for two back to back T20I series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. [15] He was part of the New South Wales team that won the 2009 Twenty20 Champions League. [50][51] On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Toronto Nationals in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the tournament. In the first T20I against Sri Lanka, Smith did not bat, but made 53 not out and 13 in the second and third matches respectively. He went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction, but was later bought as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh by the Pune Warriors India. Australian cricket stalwart Steve Smith is said to be reaching his best form ahead of the highly-anticipated series against India. In the first Test in Brisbane, Smith made 130 and 63 runs. Footage emerged showing Warner having to be physically restrained after words were spoken between the two. Virat Kohli? Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. [158], A two Test return tour against New Zealand took place in February 2016. [187][188][189], Smith garnered praise from opponent captain Joe Root for leading the team from the front, and in Root's opinion Smith was the difference between the two teams during 2017–18 Ashes series. Smith has been fined INR 12 lakh as this was Rajasthan Royals' first offence of maintaining a slow over-rate in the ongoing IPL. Following the 5–0 ODI defeat in South Africa, the Australian team returned home for a 3 Test series against South Africa. ALSO READ | IPL: CSK reveals 'Thala' MS Dhoni's new obsession, fans go berserk over IPL team's post. The right-handed batsman revealed that he was disappointed with his performance in the cash-rich league. I'm absolutely gutted. Skipper Steve Smith is happy with the Rajasthan Royals team combinations for IPL 2020 and is confident that they will put up a good show. [136][137] In his second innings he made 58 runs before Australia levelled the series in a 405 run rout. The former England captain Michael Vaughan said Australia should give the captaincy to Steve Smith in ODI and Test Cricket. He was an able option as a leg spinner early in his career, but was under-used because he was described as a very defensive bowler. The Australian team won the contested Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 3–0 and returned the trophy to Australia. In the tournament he scored 114 runs and took seven wickets in four matches. [112] In the first Test match in Adelaide, the Australian players wore Hughes' Test cap number 408 on their playing shirts for the match as well as black armbands in honour of their former teammate. Dean Jones said he feels Steve Smith isn't a big hitter of the ball. [40][41][42][43], In November 2018, Smith was retained by Rajasthan Royals for the 2019 Indian Premier League. Steve Smith? Team Sportstar 30 October, 2020 11:43 IST Steve Smith IPL contract deal with Rajasthan Royals (Revealed) In a press conference at Sydney Airport, a tearful Smith started by saying that he had nothing to add to Cricket Australia's report. [35] Smith was RPS's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 472 runs at an average of 39.33, including three fifties. [38][39], On 28 March 2018, after being banned by Cricket Australia for his involvement in a ball tampering incident, Smith's player contract with the Royals was terminated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India as Steve Smith and fellow Australian batsman David Warner were banned from playing for their respective teams for the upcoming 2018 IPL edition. The conclusion of the Test series saw Steven Smith man of the series, but also scoring 769 runs at an average of 128.16, the highest aggregate score in a four-test match series in Australia and also marked the highest number of runs scored against India by an Australian, surpassing Donald Bradman.[120][121]. The squad later travelled to the UAE to face Pakistan in a T20 Match, three ODIs and two Tests. [78], Following the defeat to India, Australia's next series was against England in the British Isles in July. In 2014, Martin Crowe described Smith as one of the young Fab Four of Test cricket along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. The first Test was later rescheduled to the Adelaide Oval on 9 December and Brisbane would be hosting the second Test on 17 December. [99] Steve Smith produced 269 runs at an average of 67.25, the third-best in the series and the second-best by an Australian, second to David Warner.[100]. Subsequently, match referee Andy Pycroft for the ICC banned Smith for one Test match and fined him 100% of his match fee. His form continued as he registered his maiden T20 century against the Gujarat Lions, scoring 101 off 54 balls. The win in Adelaide avoided a 3–0 whitewash at home, as the 2–1 defeat marked Smith's first series defeat at home. In 2018, Smith was not able to be a part of the IPL due to the ball-tampering case. In the third Test, significant for being the first-ever day-night Test held at the Adelaide Oval, Smith defied difficult batting conditions to register 53 in the first innings, before falling for 14 in the second innings. Smith's good form during the Big Bash League, attracted the attention of former India Captain Sourav Ganguly, and was recruited to play for the Pune Warriors India team captained by Sourav Ganguly in the 2012 Indian Premier League. Under Smith, Rajasthan Royals finished at number eight in the recently concluded IPL 2020. In the second ODI he made 72 runs and in Melbourne of the final ODI he was dismissed for a duck. [281], He has also been criticised for having too much influence over team selections.[282]. NEW DELHI: Steve Smith 's return is a big plus for Australia and a "big headache" for Team India, feels Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell ahead of the blockbuster clash which begins next week. [193][194] In February 2018 he received the Allan Border Medal and Australian Test Player of the Year award. 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. But Smith made a comeback in the 12th season of the IPL to satisfy his hunger for runs. In the second Test match in Sabina Park, Smith steered Australia to a first innings score of 399, where he made 199 and became the eighth man in Test history to be dismissed on 199. Smith was first bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2010 Indian Premier League as a replacement for Jesse Ryder. It was his second double-hundred and his first as captain. He was also debarred from consideration for any team leadership role for an additional 12 months. His best bowling figures of 64/7 were taken for New South Wales against South Australia in the Sheffield Shield. We'll see how we go. [104] In the second ODI he made 12 runs and in the third and final ODI he made 77 runs off 105 balls to win the ODI match by 1 run. [115] He made his captaincy debut for Australia in the Second Test match against India at the Gabba. Players like Chris Morris and Manish Pandey should be released despite performing decently in the tournament. Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Glen Maxwell, who failed to perform in IPL went blitzkrieg against India. The former Australia skipper hasn't had the consistent spells as skipper that he … At the time of delivery, Smith's stumps are fully covered, making bowled dismissals unlikely. [156][157] He was also named in the Test XI of the year 2015 by ESPNcricinfo. "[105][106] The win saw Australia rise back to number one in the ICC ODI Rankings and Steve Smith was made man of the series for his batting performances.[107]. [183] In the fourth Test in Dharmasala, Smith scored 111 in the first innings which helped Australia to a first innings score of 300. [269] Playing in a club match in January 2010, right-handed Smith took guard left-handed and hit a six. As well as apologising to his "teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry", he specifically referred to the effect that the incident had had on his parents and implored others faced with questionable decisions to consider their parents. Although he was initially selected for Australia as a right-arm leg spinner, Smith later played primarily as a batsman. Steve started positively in his first-class match with a century against Kent in Canterbury. 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[119] The Test match ended in a draw as Australia defeated India 2–0 in the series, thus returning the Border–Gavaskar Trophy to Australia. In the second Test in Lord's, Smith produced 215 runs in his first innings, his highest Test score and became the first Australian to score a double-ton at Lord's since the Second World War. [16], By the end of the 2009–10 domestic season, Smith had a first-class batting average of over 50 after 13 first-class matches. [118], The final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground saw Smith in his fourth consecutive century against India. However, Smith now claims to have found his rhythm ahead of the upcoming ODI series against … They lost the first 3 matches, largely attesting to their young bowling attack's inability to contain a strong South African batting line-up. [91] Smith remarked "Everything sort of just clicked into place and it felt really good so I've continued doing it". Australia were then up 2–0 in the series. He has started playing in Indian Premier League from 2012 with the Pune Warriors India IPL T20 cricket team. Steve Smith and David Warner will be able to use next year’s Indian Premier League to prepare for the one-day World Cup after being welcomed back by … [127] He was also named in the team of the tournament by ESPNcricinfo and Cricbuzz. [130] Australia later won the match in positive fashion, beating the West Indies by 277 runs within four days and retained the Frank Worrell Trophy. After a few matches in 2010 and 2011, he was a regular player in the Australian team after 2013, and took over captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015, after which he predominantly batted at number 3 or 4. [54][55] In the tournament he scored 167 runs in six matches at an average of 33.40, including two fifties. [150] 11 Player of the Match awards in Test matches, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 01:39. The second Test match was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Smith later placed his seventeenth century, the fourth-fastest to do so and also reaching 1000 runs in the calendar year—his third consecutive achievement of this since 2014. [199] The series was marred by controversial incidents on and off field. [274] Smith is also known for his concentration, being able to bat for long periods of time, even through a whole day's play.[275][276]. [230] The concussion then ruled him out of the third Test, [231][232] though this did not stop him reclaiming the number one position in the Test batting rankings on 3 September 2019. [164] Smith was disappointing in output across the first two ODIs, before scoring 108 off 107 balls in the 3rd match, as he and David Warner helped Australia to 371. He added, "I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. [163], Australia's disappointing run of form continued into their ODI tour of South Africa. [10] In June 2017, the couple announced their engagement while on holiday in New York. [102] Smith made three runs before being dismissed. [56], In July 2018, Smith was named in Barbados Tridents's squad in the sixth edition of Caribbean Premier League. The team's skipper started off well - much like the rest of his team - but his form tapered off and he finished with just 311 runs in 14 games at an average of 25.91. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) may have been one of the most tightly contested editions in history, with all 8 teams managing to win at least 6 games in the group stage. [29][30] Smith was given the captaincy of the Royals in the latter half of the 2015 season and led the team to significant victories, thus ensuring a berth for his team in the play-off part of the tournament. [204] Smith's diminishing returns with the bat and lower than average strike rate suggested that he may have been struggling somewhat. 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