02 June 1989
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Steven Smith is a great batsman in modern cricket who represents Australia in all formats of the game. He began his international career in T20Is in February 2010 against Pakistan and made his ODI debut against West Indies in the same month. A few months later, Smith earned his Test cap against Pakistan at Lord's in 2010.
Smith's performance in ODIs and T20Is is good, but his real strength lies in Test cricket. He is known for his unique batting style and his ability to play various shots. When he's in form, there are few better Test batters globally. He has an exceptional Test average and can handle both fast bowlers and spinners, even on challenging pitches.
One of Smith's remarkable innings came during the 2016-17 Border Gavaskar Trophy in India when he scored 109 runs on a turning pitch in Pune. This is considered one of the best centuries by an overseas batter in India.
In 2018, Smith was involved in the infamous "sandpaper gate" scandal during a Test in Cape Town, South Africa, and was subsequently suspended from all forms of cricket. He made a memorable comeback during the Ashes series in England the following year, where he scored three centuries, including a double century, helping Australia retain the Ashes urn. Despite facing jeers and boos from the English crowd, he emerged as the leading run-scorer in the series.
Steven Smith Career
In his Test career to date, Steven Smith has played 102 matches to date in his Test career and has scored 9,320 runs, with an average of 59. Steven Smith has hit 1,026 fours and 52 sixes in his Test career. On Jul 2023, he played his recent Test match against England at The Kia Oval, London, England, scoring 71 runs off 123 balls.
In Steven Smith's ODI career, he has played 148 matches to date in his ODI career and has scored 5,119 runs, with an average of 44. Steven Smith has hit 455 fours and 49 sixes in his ODI career. One of his recent ODI matches took place in Oct 2023 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India, where he contributed 0 runs off 5 balls.
Steven Smith has played 63 matches to date in his T20 career and has scored 1,008 runs, with an average of 25. Steven Smith has hit 85 fours and 24 sixes in his T20 career. In his most recent T20 match against Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, which took place in Nov 2022, Steven Smith contributed 4 runs off 4 balls to his team's total.