Steve Smith

Steve Smith's captaincy ban ends amidst coronavirus outbreak

Smith's captaincy ban was imposed in the calamitous aftermath of the 2018 Sandpapergate in which he had admitted that he had allowed opener Cameron Bancroft to tamper the ball.

Mar 29, 2020, 16:09 PM IST

On this day in 2015, Australia defeated New Zealand to lift fifth ICC World Cup title

It was for the second time that the showpiece event was held in Australia and New Zealand after first hosting the tournament in 1992.

Mar 29, 2020, 13:53 PM IST

David Warner pulls out of The Hundred citing personal reasons

Australian opening batsman David Warner has pulled out the inaugral edition of The Hundred, citing "family and personal reasons" behind his withdrawal.

Mar 21, 2020, 16:04 PM IST

Steve Smith races ahead of Virat Kohli to regain top spot in ICC Test rankings

International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a press release that Kohli dropped 5 points after a poor outing in Wellington Test, allowing Steve Smith to regain the top spot.

Feb 26, 2020, 18:58 PM IST

Lack of experience in squad led to Sandpaper Gate Fiasco: Ricky Ponting

Smith and David Warner were handed a one-year suspension by Cricket Australia while Bancroft was banned for nine months for their involvement in ball-tampering scandal.

Feb 13, 2020, 17:56 PM IST

Steve Smith, David Warner must 'ride the storm' in South Africa: Josh Hazlewood

The pair will fly out with the Australia squad on Friday for a limited-overs tour in the duo`s first visit to South Africa since serving 12-month bans for their role in the ball-tampering scandal. 

Feb 13, 2020, 17:22 PM IST

ICC dubs Marnus Labuschagne a 'duplicate' of Steve Smith in recent Twitter post

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has described Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne as a 'duplicate' of compatriot and former skipper Steve Smith in the latest post shared on its social media handle. 

Jan 25, 2020, 20:44 PM IST

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma consolidate top two slots in ICC ODI rankings

India skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma have strengthened their grip on the top two positions while opener Shikhar Dhawan has also moved up in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s ODI Player Rankings after notable performances against Australia.

Jan 20, 2020, 14:07 PM IST

Wankhede ODI: Revenge in sight as India take on Australia in series opener

The last time Australia played an ODI series against India in the sub-continent; they came from 0-2 behind and went on to win the five-match series 3-2.

Jan 13, 2020, 16:24 PM IST

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins end 2019 on top

For the fourth time in a row, the Indian skipper finished with most international runs in a calendar year with a total of 2,455 runs across formats.

Dec 30, 2019, 15:22 PM IST

Steve Smith enters Australia's top 10 Test run-scorers

Overall, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for being the leading run-scorer in Test cricket.

Dec 26, 2019, 15:54 PM IST

Boxing Day Test: Steve Smith, Marcus Labuschagne give Australia edge over New Zealand on Day 1

In front of the largest Boxing Day crowd (80,473) to attend a non-Ashes Test for almost 50 years, Australia reached 257/4 at stumps on Thursday.

Dec 26, 2019, 14:11 PM IST

Ross Taylor becomes second New Zealand batsman to score 7000 Test runs

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor reached the milestone in 169 innings, and with this feat, he has surpassed former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming who had achieved the feat in 189 innings. Fleming scored 7,172 runs in the 111 Test he played for the Black Caps.

Dec 03, 2019, 12:26 PM IST

ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli bridges gap with Steve Smith, Mayank Agarwal enters top 10

India captain Virat Kohli slammed a magnificent 136, his 27th Test ton as India sweeped the series 2-0. They won the pink ball Test by an innings and 46 runs and the first rubber before that by an innings and 130 runs to stay on top of the ICC World Test Championship rankings with 360 points.

Nov 26, 2019, 16:10 PM IST

Tim Paine says Australia's home summer may be his last as captain

 Australia`s Tim Paine has said the upcoming test series against Pakistan and New Zealand may be the last time he captains the side at home as he enters the twilight of his career.

Nov 18, 2019, 17:21 PM IST

Steve Smith keen to get accustomed to Gabba bounce ahead of 1st Pakistan Test

The 30-year-old has enjoyed a terrific year so far, having amassed 1,299 runs--including three centuries and nine fifties-- at an average of 72.16 in just 20 appearances he made for Australia. 

Nov 18, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

Steve Smith to make Big Bash League return with Sydney Sixers

Smith, who will be available to join Sixers after January 19 following an ODI series against India, appeared in a total of 26 matches for the franchise and has also guided Sixers to their first and only BBL title in 2011-12. 

Nov 16, 2019, 14:29 PM IST

Steve Smith scores his slowest 1st-class ton in tune-up to Pakistan Tests

Former skipper Steve Smith, rated as one of the best batters in the world, faced nearly six times as many deliveries as he did for that T20I knock, to notch up his 42nd first-class ton across the first two days of New South Wales` match against Western Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Nov 12, 2019, 15:12 PM IST

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli closes in on top-ranked Steve Smith after scoring double ton

Kohli, who had dropped below 900 points after the first Test for the first time since January 2018, has reached 936 points.

Oct 14, 2019, 17:05 PM IST

Trevor Hohns reveals how Tim Paine was made Australia captain

After a span of one and a half years, Australia chief selector Trevor Hohns has finally revealed as to how Tim Paine was named as the captain of the side after the infamous `Sandpaper Gate`.

Oct 10, 2019, 10:06 AM IST