Steve Smith Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Smith is an Australian Cricket player and is the best batsman currently in the World. He hails from South Wales, and his batting style is right-handed and bowling right-arm Leg Break. Steven Smith made his debut in the 2007-2008 season and proved he was a good leg spinner. 

However, it was evident that he was handy with the bat. So, in time, Smith worked on the bat, and in 2013, his batting skills were strong. Nevertheless, he has grown and become a household name for his batting skills.

Basic Information About Steve Smith

Full Name Steven Peter Devereux Smith
Age 32 years
Born In Sydney South Wales
Bat Style Right-handed
Bowl Style Right-arm leg break
Nationality Australian
Birth Date 2nd June 1989
Height 5Ft 9 In (1.76m)
Spouse Danni Willis
Net Worth $23 million
Teams Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Jamaica Tallawahs, Multan sultans, and Sydney thunders

 

Batting and Bowling Stats

Test: Steven Smith has played 77 Test matches since he started his career. He has made 139 innings and scored 7540 runs. His batting average for the Test is 61.8 and a strike rate of 55.12. Smith scored 27 centuries, three double centuries, and 31 fifties. 

In addition, he scored 835 fours and 43 sixes. In bowling, Steven Smith made 54 innings out of 1383 balls and scored 960 runs. He has picked 17 wickets and has a bowling average of 56.47 and a strike rate of 81.24. His best bowling in innings (BBI) is 3/18, and his best bowling in a match (BBM) is 4/83. 

ODI: In the ODI series, Steven Smith has played 128 matches. He has made 113 innings and scored 4378 runs. His batting average is 43.35 and a strike rate of 88.5. In the ODI, he has scored 11 centuries and 27 fifties. Moreover, he has also scored 377 fours and 42 sixes. In bowling, he made 40 innings out of 1076 balls and scored 971 runs. In his ODI career, Steven Smith has picked 28 wickets and has a bowling average of 34.68 and a strike rate of 38.43. His BBI and BBM for the ODIs are 3/16, respectively. 

T20: He has played 215 matches and has 190 innings in the T20. Smith has scored 4542 and had a batting average of 30.48 and a strike rate of 126.02. He has scored one century and 21 fifties. In addition, Smith also scored 402 fours and 104 sixes. 

In bowling, he has made innings out of 824 balls and scored 1056 runs. In the format, Steven Smith has 54 wickets with a bowling average of 19.95 and a strike rate of 15.02. He has two 4-wicket hauls and a BBI and BBM of 4/13.

First-class: Out of 136 matches, Steven Smith has 238 innings and has scored 12040 runs. His batting average is 57.06 and a strike rate of 56.32. He has batted and made 43 centuries and 51 fifties. He has also made 1393 fours and 90 sixes. 

In bowling, he has made 121 innings out of 5189 balls and scored 3603 runs. He has 68 wickets, a BBI of 7/64, and a BBM of 8/169. His bowling average is 19.14, and his strike rate of 43.10.

Career Information

  • Test Debut: played against Pakistan at Lord’s on 13th July 2010, and Pakistan won.
  • Last match:Played against India at The Gaba on 15th January 2021 and India won.
  • ODI debut: Played against West Indies at Melbourne Cricket Club on 19th February 2010, and Australia won.
  • Last match:Played against India at the Manuka Oval on 2nd December 2020, and Australia won.
  • T20 debut:Played against Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 5th February 2010, and Australia won.
  • Last T20: Played against India at Sydney Cricket Ground on 8th December 2020, and Australia won.
  • IPL debut:Played against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on 6th April 2012, and Pune Warriors won.
  • Last IPL:Played against Punjab Kings at Narendra Modi Stadium on 2nd May 2021, and Delhi Capitals won.

Steven Smith Achievements

In his career, Steven Smith has made achievements. Interestingly, he made some of them at a very tender age. You will get to know about the achievements and the year he made them. They include:

  • In 2008 at 19 years, he was selected for the U-19 World Cup.
  • In 2010 at 21, he was selected for the T20 world cup and received a Steve Waugh Award.
  • In 2015 at 26, he won the ICC World Cup and the ICC Cricketer of the year.
  • In 2019 at 27, he was selected for the Twenty20 World Cup.
  • Lastly, at 30, he was selected for the 2019 World Cup.

However, besides his achievements, he also has records. These are some of his records in the ODIs, IPL, T20, and First-class cricket.

  • Smith is the fastest Australian batsman to reach 3000 ODI runs.
  • He is the fifth player globally to win an Allan Border medal more than once.
  • Smith is the first Cricket player to win the MacGilvray medal four times.
  • He is the sixth-fastest batsman worldwide to reach 10000 runs in international cricket.
  • Youngest Player to win Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.
  • Steven Smith is the only player to win the ICC Test Player of the Year award more than once.
  • He has the most joint 50 plus scores in cricket World Cup knockouts.

Steven Smith has several awards and accolades to his name. Here is a list of the awards and the year he got them.

  • In 2015-Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy ICC ODI Team of the Year, Australian One Day International, and Wisden Player of the Year,
  • 2015 and 2017-ICC Test Player of the Year
  • 2015,2016,2017-ICC Test Team of the Year
  • 2015,2018 –Allan Border Medal and Australian Test Player of the Year
  • 2017,2018 1n 2019-Compton Miller Medal
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 –MacGilvray Medal
  • 2009–10, 2011–12 –Steve Waugh Award

Controversies

Steven Smith’s career came to a sudden stop in 2018. He was found guilty in the ball-tampering scandal and got a ban for a year in international cricket. However, during the ban, he engaged himself in social work as he was doing self-introspection. 

He was involved in activities to help raise mental awareness in young people. In an interview, he said no amount of success can beat what he did during that year. He said that he saved two young people from committing suicide. In addition, he mentioned being away from the field has made him grow mentally as a person.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.sportskeeda.com/player/steve-smith
  2. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/steven-smith-267192
  3. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/2250/steven-smith#!#profile
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