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Steven Smith
Steven Smith

Full Name: Steven NULL Smith

DOB: 2nd Jun 1989

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Leg break

Team:
  • Australia
  • Worcestershire
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • New South Wales
  • Pune Warriors India
  • Sydney Sixers
  • Australians
  • Rising Pune Supergiant
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 64 117 17 6199 61.99 239 11172 55.49 23 24 684 36 98 0
    ODIs 108 94 12 3431 41.84 164 3973 86.36 8 19 289 31 62 0
    T20is 30 25 5 431 21.55 90 352 122.44 0 2 34 11 18 0
    First Class 117 206 27 10376 57.97 239 18140 57.2 37 44 1208 78 173 0
    List A 154 138 23 5226 45.44 164 5992 87.22 10 32 427 70 91 0
    T20s 155 136 32 3124 30.04 101 2491 125.41 1 11 265 73 84 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 64 49 1339 24 933 17 54.88 4.18 78.76 3/18 0 0 0
    ODIs 108 36 1046 1 931 27 34.48 5.34 38.74 3/16 0 0 0
    T20is 30 17 291 1 377 17 22.18 7.77 17.12 3/20 0 0 0
    First Class 117 111 5019 95 3520 65 54.15 4.21 77.22 7/64 2 1 0
    List A 154 64 1988 8 1784 46 38.78 5.38 43.22 3/16 0 0 0
    T20s 155 48 785 1 992 51 19.45 7.58 15.39 4/13 2 0 0
    Profile

    Generously touted as Shane Warne's doppelgänger for his blonde locks and his leg-spin, Steven Smith's enterprising batting and lively fielding may see him develop into a triple threat in the years to come. He first created a buzz in Australia’s domestic circuit during the 2008 KFC Twenty20 tournament, helping New South Wales defend 122 against Queensland with figures of 4 for 15. He   became an integral cog in the Blues set-up, helping them win the 2008-09 Big Bash and the inaugural Champions League T20. After 13 matches in the 2009-10 season, he was averaging over 50 with the bat but his similar average with the ball was a concern. Taken under the wing by none other than Warne himself, his figures began to gradually improve and he finished the season with a career-best 7 for 64, receiving a call-up to the national Twenty20 and ODI squads soon after. He has shown the ability to deliver under pressure in the shorter formats and finished the 2010 T20 World Cup as the second highest wicket taker with a tally of 11. Although his bowling performance since his debut at Lord's hasn't exactly set the stage alight, his batting has exceeded expectations and given Australia another option at No. 6. He may not ever compete on the wavelength of Warne but with time on his side and no dearth of confidence, he can only improve hereafter and create a niche of his own.

    Last Updated:7th Mar 2016 Author:Nisha Shetty
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