Steve Smith Biography, Age, Height, Centuries, Net Worth, Wife, ICC Rankings, Career

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Steve Peter Devereux Smith, commonly known as Steve Smith was born in Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia on 2 June 1989. Steve Smith is an Australian right-hand batter who is considered as the best batter of modern era especially in the Test cricket and is the backbone of Australian batting lineup in all the three formats of cricket. Steve Smith is the part of Fab 4 Elite group that includes Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Kane Williamson. Steve smith made his debut for Australia as a leg spinner but eventually became a primary batter for the side. Smith has won many ICC awards in his long career of almost a decade and still playing. He also won the ICC Test Player of the decade award (2011-2020). Steve Smith has also played Indian Premier League from season 2010. Smith was the part of Delhi Capitals in 2021 but went unsold in mega auction of TATA IPL 2022.

Steve Smith Early Life and Education

Steve Smith started playing cricket at the age of 5 years. He started off playing for his school team as a bowling all-rounder. Steve Smith attended Alfords Points Primary School and then in Menai High School in Sutherland Shire. He used to be a leg-spinner in his early days. At the age of 17 years, he went to England to play County Club cricket and was selected in the Kent Cricket League. He also played for Surrey’s team.

Steve Smith International Debut

Steve Smith Test Debut – 13 July 2010 against Pakistan

Steve Smith ODI Debut – 19 February 2010 against West Indies

Steve Smith T20I Debut – 5 February 2010 against Pakistan

Steve Smith Career

Steve Smith Domestic Career

Steve Smith was first picked up in the Under-19 team of Australia for ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2008. Smith scored 114 runs in the tournament and also took 7 wickets.

Smith made his first-class debut in 2008 playing for New South Wales and scored 33 runs. In 2009-10 Australian Domestic season, smith batted magnificently scoring 650 runs in 8 matches. He also took 7 wickets in the final match against South Australia.

In Big Bash League 2008, Steve Smith emerged as the leading wicket taker. He took 9 wickets in the tournament.

In 2011 Big Bash League, Smith started playing for Sydney Sixers and was appointed as the captain. He scored 166 runs in 9 matches and also took 6 wickets in the tournament.

Steve Smith International Career

Steve Smith made his International Debut in a T20I match against Pakistan on 5th February 2010. Smith played as a leg-spinner in the match. In the same month, Steve Smith made his ODI debut against West Indies.

Smith was also picked up in the squad of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2010. Smith picked up 11 wickets in the tournament and helped his team in reaching the finals of the tournament.

In July 2010, Steve Smith made his Test debut against Pakistan. Smith picked 3 wickets on the match. Smith was picked up in Ashes 2010 and smashed 2 half centuries in the three matches he played during the series.

Smith was dropped from the team for 2 years and then made a remarkable comeback in the team. During his comeback match, Smith scored 92 runs in the first innings.

In Ashes 2013 in England, Steve Smith scored 345 runs in 5 matches including his maiden test century in the third test of the series.

Smith’s maiden Test century in Australia came few months later in Ashes 2014.

In an ODI series against South Africa in 2015, Steve Smith scored 254 runs in 4 matches and won Player of the series award.

Steve Smith was picked up in the Australian squad for ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 where Smith led his team to the title. Steve Smith emerged as the leading run scorer for Australia in the tournament. He smashed 402 runs including 1 century and 4 half centuries.

After the Ashes 2015, Steve Smith was appointed as the captain of Australian Test team.

In 2017, Steve Smith scored 164 runs in an ODI match against New Zealand at Sydney cricket ground.

Smith led his team from the front in the Test series against India on Indian soil and scored 499 runs in the series and ended up as the leading run scorer of the series. He also smashed 3 centuries in the series.

In 2018, Australian cricket went through a shameful instance when few players of Australia were seen involved in ball tampering during a match. Steve Smith took the responsibility as he was the captain and also involved in the episode. Steve Smith was banned from playing all national and domestic matches for 12 months in March 2018 by Cricket Australia. BCCI also terminated the contract with Steve Smith for 2018 IPL season.

A year later, Steve Smith made a remarkable comeback in the International Cricket. He was picked up in the Australian squad for ICC World Cup in 2019. Smith scored 379 runs including 4 half centuries in the tournament.

Steve Smith also had an amazing outing during the 2019 Ashes as he smashed 774 runs in just 5 matches and emerged as the leading run scorer in a Ashes series by either side.

In 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Steve Smith made 69 runs.

In November 2021, Steve Smith was named as the vice-captain of the team 3 years after the ball tampering incident.

Steve Smith IPL Career

Steve Smith was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010 but didn’t play any match.

Steve Smith made his IPL debut in 2012 for Pune Warriors India. Smith had a remarkable season as he scored 362 runs in 15 matches.

In 2015, Steve Smith was bought by Rajasthan Royals and captained the side for few matches.

In 2017, Steve Smith was roped in by Rising Pune Supergiants as the captain and he went on to score 472 runs, highest for his side.

Smith was bought by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 for 12.50 crores. In IPL 2020, he was roped in by Delhi Capitals for 2.20 crores and scored 152 runs in 8 matches.

Steve Smith Stats

In Tests, Steve Smith has played 85 matches and scored 8010 runs including 27 centuries and 36 half centuries.

In ODIs, Steve Smith has played 128 matches and scored 4378 runs including 11 centuries and 25 half centuries.

In T20Is, Steve Smith has played 54 matches and scored 886 runs including 4 half centuries.

In IPL, Steve Smith has played 103 matches and scored 2485 runs including 1 century and 11 half centuries.

Steve Smith Records

· Fastest batter to score 7000 and 8000 Test runs.

· First batter to score 10 consecutive half centuries against the same team.

· Highest half centuries in knockout matches of CWC (4).

· 1000 Test runs consecutively in 4 years.

Steve Smith Awards

· ICC Test Player in 2015 and 2017

· ICC Test Player of the Decade 2011-2020.

· ICC World Test XI in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.

Steve Smith Family

Steve Smith was born to Peter Smith and Gillian Smith in 1989. Steve has the citizenship of England as well as Australia. Steve Smith got married to his longtime girlfriend Dani Wills in September 2018 in New South Wales.

Personal Information

Steve Smith Full Name: Steve Peter Devereux Smith

Steve Smith Nick Name: Smithy

Steve Smith Height: 175 cm

Steve Smith Birthplace: Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia

Steve Smith Date of Birth: 2 June 1989

Steve Smith Age: 31 years

Steve Smith Nationality: Australian

Steve Smith Religion: Christian

Steve Smith Marital Status: Married

Steve Smith Jersey Number: 49

Steve Smith Batting style: Right-hand bat

Steve Smith Bowling Style: Right-arm leg spin

Steve Smith Hobbies: Listening Music, baseball

FAQs

1. When Steve Smith made his debut for Australia?

Steve Smith made his International Debut in a T20I match against Pakistan on 5th February 2010. Smith played as a leg-spinner in the match.

2. When Steve Smith made his debut in IPL?

Steve Smith made his IPL debut in 2012 for Pune Warriors India.

3. How many runs Steve Smith has scored in Tests?

In Tests, Steve Smith has played 85 matches and scored 8010 runs including 27 centuries and 36 half centuries.

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