Steve Smith is an Australian international cricketer and a former captain of the Australian national cricket team. He became the second international player to achieve a Test batting rating of 947, only behind Don Bradman’s 961. Due to his countless remarkable performances over the years, Steve is known as one of the best batsmen in the world. Born and raised in Sydney, Steve moved to England at the age of 17 and played club cricket there. He moved back to Australia and became a member of the Australian cricket team to play in the ‘Under-19 Cricket World Cup.’
He then joined the ‘Big Bash League’ and Australian first-class cricket, following which he made his international debut in a Twenty20 (T20) match against Pakistan in February 2010. He also made his one-day international (ODI) debut in the same month against the West Indies in Melbourne. He had initially joined the Australian team as a leg spinner and batted at lower positions in the batting line-up. However, since his Test debut in July 2010 against Pakistan, he gradually moved up the batting order. He has consistently performed well in all the formats, especially in Test cricket, and has been ranked as the top Test batsman in the world in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He has an amazing Test batting average of 61.37.
|Name||Steven Peter Devereux Smith|
|Born||June 2, 1989|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)|
|Family||Peter Smith (Father), Gillian Smith (Mother), Dani Willis (Fiance)|
|Role||Top-order Batsman/Right handed, Right-arm leg spin Bowler|
|Birth Place||Kogarah, Australia|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm legbreak|
|Debut||February 5, 2010|
Steve Smith Career
On February 5, 2010, Steve Smith made his T20 International debut in Melbourne. He was a leg-spinner in his time with the team. In the same month against West Indies, he made his One Day International debut. In July 2010, against Pakistan at Lords, he made his test debut. During this series, everyone took notice of his hitting abilities. He was then assigned the job of a batsman in the Ashes series in 2010-2011.
Smith went to India in 2013 after leaving in 2011. Smith’s first century was scored in 2013. In Sharjah against Pakistan in 2014, he scored his maiden ODI century. At the World Cup in 2015, he scored a lot of goals. His team won the World Cup thanks to his century in the semi-finals and a half-century in the final. In addition, he’s participated in IPL and BBL league matches.
Smith was found guilty of tampering the ball in the third test match against South Africa in March 2018, along with first batsman Cameron Bancroft and vice-captain David Warner. Smith has been banned from international and domestic cricket for a year by Cricket Australia. Following the ban’s completion, he will be unable to assume a leadership position for another year. The Rajasthan Royals of the IPL cancelled his contract for the 2018 season as a result of this occurrence.
Career Turning point
At the 2008 under-19 cricket world cup, Steve Smith scored 114 runs and grabbed seven wickets in four matches for Australia’s squad. His average was 50 in various matches during the 2009-2010 domestic season.
On February 19, 2010, Steve Smith made his one-day international debut against the West Indies.
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On July 13, 2010, Steve Smith made his test cricket debut against Pakistan. In the two-match series, Steve struck one half-century.
On February 5, 2010, Steve Smith made his T20 debut against Pakistan.
For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Steve made his IPL debut. In the IPL auction of 2010, he was purchased for 92 lacs by the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. He made his debut in 2010.
Steve Smith Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|Body Measurements||40-12-32 Inches|
|Height||5 Feet 9 Inches (1.75 m)|
|Weight||78 kg ( 172 lbs)|
|Eye Color||Light Blue|
|Shoe Size||11 US|
Steve Smith Stats
Steven Smith Education
School: Alfords Point Primary School
Menai High School, Sutherland Shire
Steve Smith Records & Achievements
- Known as one of the best international players in the world, Steve Smith has been ranked as the top Test batsman in the ‘ICC Players Rankings’ in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
- In 2015, he won the ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy’ (‘ICC Cricketer of the Year’). He thus became the youngest cricketer to win the honor. In the years 2015 and 2017, he was named the ‘ICC Test Player of the Year.’ He thus became the only player to win the ‘ICC Test Player of the Year’ honor more than once. Additionally, he was bestowed with the ‘Allan Border Medal’ for the best player in Australian cricket in 2015 and 2018.
- He is known as the only ODI player to have scored five consecutive 50s in the history of ‘World Cup,’ a feat he achieved during the 2015 ‘Cricket World Cup.’
- He is also the fastest Australian cricketer to reach the 10,000-run mark in international cricket.
Steve Smith Net worth
The estimated Steve Smith Net Worth as of December 2022 is $25 Million.
Steve smith’s overall IPL Earnings
|2021||Delhi Capitals||Rs. 2.2 crores|
|2020||Rajasthan Royals||Rs. 12.5 crores|
|2019||Rajasthan Royals||Rs. 12.5 crores|
|2017||Rising Pune Supergiant||Rs. 5.5 crores|
|2016||Rising Pune Supergiant||Rs. 4 crores|
|2015||Rajasthan Royals||Rs. 4 crores|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||Rs. 4 crores|
|2013||Pune Warriors India||Rs. 1 crores|
|2012||Pune Warriors India||Rs. 1 crores|
|2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Rs. 92 lacs|
|2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rs. 13 lacs|
|Total||Rs. 47.8 crore|
Family & Relatives
Father: Peter Smith
Mother: Gillian Smith
Sister: Kristie Smith
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Dani Willis (m. 2018)
No. of Children: Not Yet
Steven Smith Favorites
Hobbies: Photography, scuba diving, watching tennis, rugby & baseball
Favorite Movie: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Favorite TV shows: Las Vegas, CSI, Two and a Half Men, One Tree Hill
Favorite Food: Chicken Schnitzel, Acai
Steve Smith Records
- Joint most consecutive 50+ scores in World Cup history with five such scores in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
- Joint most 50+ scores in Cricket World Cup knockouts with four such scores.
- Only player to win the ICC Test Player of the Year award more than once.
- Youngest player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year award).
- Fastest Australian batsman and sixth-fastest batsman in the world to reach 10,000 runs in International cricket.
- Only the second batsman to score more than 1,000 runs in Test cricket in four consecutive calendar years.
- Fastest Australian batsman to reach 3,000 One Day International (ODI) runs.
- Fifth player to win the Allan Border Medal more than once.
- First cricketer to win the McGilvray Medal four times.
- During the 2018 Australian tour to South Africa, he equalled the joint world record for taking five catches as a non-wicketkeeper in a test innings and became the 11th overall fielder to achieve this feat.
- Steve Smith scored 774 runs at an average of 110, including three centuries and the same number of fifties. Smith’s six fifty-plus scores in the 2019 Ashes is the joint second most in Ashes series.
- Smith is the only player to score a double-century in three consecutive Ashes Test series.
- Smith is the only player to score 500-plus runs in three consecutive Ashes Test series.
- Smith’s seven player of the match awards in The Ashes is the most for any player among England and Australia.
- Smith is the fastest batter to reach 7000 Test runs in 126 innings.
- Smith became the second player in ODI history to hit successive centuries in less than 70 balls. He hit both his hundreds in 62 balls against India during the 2020 three-match ODI series.
- Smith is the quickest batter to reach 8000 Test runs in 151 innings.
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- On March 24, 2018, in a Test match against South Africa, Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera while tampering with the ball. He later accepted in a press conference that the leadership of the team, including Captain Steve Smith, was aware of what he had done.
- Following an uproar, Steve was removed from captaincy and was replaced by Tim Paine. Steve was banned from international and domestic cricket for a year after an investigation by ‘Cricket Australia’ confirmed the charges.
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