Steve Smith

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Full Name Steve Smith
Age 31 Years Old
Nick Name Smith
Gender Male
Famous As Cricketer
Birth Date June 2nd, 1989
Birth Place Kogorah,Sydney

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Steven Peter Devereux Smith is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. On 30 December 2017, he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second-highest of all time, only behind Don Bradman's 961. He was ranked top Test batsman in the world in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to the ICC Player Rankings. Smith is often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world and considered the "best since Bradman" due to his high batting average. He played for New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket. He is the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith century frustrates England in the first Test

Australia's Steve Smith made a magnificent 144 on his return to Test cricket after the ball-tampering scandal to halt England's charge on the opening day of the Ashes at Edgbaston. The former captain dragged the tourists from 122-8 to 284 all out, with England surviving two overs to close on 10-0 to delight the partisan crowd. Smith, joining team-mates David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in making his Test comeback, was booed to the crease and witnessed a collapse of five wickets for 23 runs from the non-striker's end. He finally found a capable ally in number 10 Peter Siddle, the 34-year-old playing only his third Test in three years. They added 88 for the ninth wicket, frustrating England and silencing the crowd until Siddle was caught at short leg off Moeen Ali for 44. Smith, who was on 85 when he was joined by last man Nathan Lyon, drove Ben Stokes for four to reach his 24th Test century, then cut loose to punish the weary bowlers. The last-wicket pair shared 74, taking advantage of an England attack without James Anderson, who is awaiting the results of a scan on a calf injury that restricted him to only four overs. When Smith was eventually bowled to give Stuart Broad his fifth wicket, Rory Burns and Jason Roy negotiated an awkward period in the gloom without alarm.

Famous for

  • Australian Cricketer
  • His bowling and batting 
  • For ball-tampering in the third test against South Africa in march 2018

Early Life of Steve Smith

Where was Steve Smith born?

Steve Smith was born on 2 June 1989 in Kogarah, Sydney. He holds dual British and Australian Nationality with mixed ethnicity. He was born to an Australian father, Peter Smith, who has a degree in chemistry, and an English mother, Gillian Smith. He has an elder sister named Kristie Smith. His birth name is steve peter Devereux Smith and his birth sign is Gemini. Regarding his education, He attended Manai High school but he left school and started playing club cricket for Sevenoaks Vine in the premier division of the Kent Cricket League at the age of 17. 

Body Measurements of Steve Smith

How tall is Stee Smith?

Australian Cricketer Steve Smith has an athletic body with a height of 5ft 9in and a weight of 78kg. Additionally, He has the body measurements of Chest-40,waist-32 and biceps-12 inches including with his charming smile, light blue eyes, and blonde hair.

Career of Steve Smith

Youth Career

  • Smith started his career as a member of the Australian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. 
  • Smith made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Western Australia at the SCG on 25 January 2008.
  • Smith made his Twenty20 cricket debut for New South Wales in a match against South Australia at Adelaide on 1 January 2008 during the six teams KFC Big Bash competition where He was also named the second-best player of the tournament.

IPL (Indian Premier League)

  • Smith was first bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2010 Indian Premier League as a replacement for Jesse Ryder.
  • He went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction but was later bought as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh by the Pune Warriors India.
  • In the auction for IPL 2014, Smith was bought by Rajasthan Royals for $600,000. Smith was given the captaincy of the Royals in the latter half of the 2015 season.
  • During the 2016 IPL Auction, Smith was bought by the new franchise, the Rising Pune Supergiants for the same price as in the previous auction ($600,000)
  • In February 2018, he was named as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018.
  • In November 2018, Smith was retained by Rajasthan Royals for the 2019 Indian Premier League.

International Career

  • Steve Smith made his international cricket debut in a Twenty20 International match playing as a leg spinner against Pakistan at Melbourne in February 2010.
  • In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition held in the West Indies, Australia finished runners up to England. Smith took 11 wickets in seven matches 
  • Smith made his Test debut at Lords in July 2010, playing both Tests against Pakistan in the 2010 Test series played in England.
  • In the 2010–11 Australian summer, Smith played three Tests in the 2010–11 Ashes series.
  • Smith's return to the test team came during the 2013 tour of India where India secured a 4–0 win against Australia.
  • Smith was called in the Ashes XI squad for the first Test of 2013–14 Ashes series in Brisbane.
  • In 2014 Smith played 4 ODI out of 5 series against South Africa where Australia defeated South Africa 4–1 in the ODI Series.
  • On 15 December, Smith was named Australia's new vice-captain.
  • He also scored his 1,000th run in the 2014 calendar year and became the eighth-fastest Australian to reach 2000 Test runs.
  • The retirement of Michael Clarke following Australia's 3–2 defeat in the 2015 Ashes series saw Smith appointed as the full-time captain of the Australian Test team.
  • During the T20 World Cup 2016, held in India, Smith struggled with form early, before registering 61 against Pakistan in a must-win pool match for Australia.
  • Smith then led the Australian Cricket Team on their tour of Sri Lanka. The three-Test series was a disaster for the Aussies, losing 3–0.
  • Following the training at ICC's Cricket Academy Centre in Dubai, Smith began the tour of India with a century in their maiden warm-up match in Mumbai. 
  • In the first Test of 2017-2018 ashes series at Brisbane, Smith scored the first century of the series, 141*, which was his 21st Test century in his 105th innings.
  • 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.
  • In February 2018 he received the Allan Border Medal and Australian Test Player of the Year award.
  • He was selected as captain of Test XI of the year 2017 by ESPNcricinfo.
  • In March 2018, Smith was widely criticized for overseeing ball-tampering in the third Test against South Africa and was banned for 12 months from all domestic and international tournaments.
  • In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In the tournament, he scored 379 runs at an average of 37.90, including four fifties
  • As of August 2019, Smith has scored 24 Test and eight ODI centuries.
  • In the 108 ODI matches that he has played, Steve has scored a total of 3,431 runs. He has an impressive average of 41.84. Additionally, he has scored 8 centuries and 19 half-centuries. He has taken 27 wickets in ODIs, with an average of 34.48.

 Personal Life of Steve Smith

Is Steve Smith married?

Steve Smith is married to his wife Dani Willis who is a commerce and law student in Berrima, New South Wales on 15 September 2018. They started dating in 2011 and announced their engagement while on holiday in New York.

Besides, In March 2018, Smith was widely criticized for overseeing ball-tampering in the third Test against South Africa, during which he stood down from the team captaincy and was replaced by Tim Paine. Following an investigation by Cricket Australia, Smith was banned from all international cricket and domestic cricket in Australia for one year starting from 29 March 2018.

Birthday of Steve Smith

Australian Cricketer Steve Smith celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of June with his wife, family, and friends. There is also a video on youtube where he is got a surprise birthday cake at the welcome function in Guyana. Currently, he is 30 years old.

Net Worth of Steve Smith

Steve Smith earns a good amount of money from his career and is still earning as he is still active in his games. According to the Express, Steve Smith's net worth is estimated to be about $19.7 million. His salary for the 2017-2018 cricket season was $1 million.