Mr. Smith, the man with jersey number 49, began his career as a spin bowler then was an all-rounder. He’s worked very hard, and his achievements don’t go unnoticed.
Don Bradman had a Test batting rate of 961, and Steven Smith made history by rating second with 947. If that doesn’t convince you of Steven’s prowess in the cricket field, let’s learn more about his life and achievements.
Basic Information About the Player
Full Names: Steven Peter Devereux Smith.
Age: 32-years-old (2nd June, 1989).
Bat Style: Right-handed.
Teams: Currently, he’s a batsman for Cumilla Warriors, New South Wales, Delhi Capitals, Sydney Sixers, and the Australian Men’s Cricket Team. Previously, he played for Toronto Nationals, Worcestershire, Surrey Second XI, Kent Second XI, Australia A, Rising Pune Supergiants, Australia XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Barbados Tridents, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, New South Wales Second XI, and Antigua Hawksbills.
Bowl Style: Legbreak googly.
Leagues and Ranks
He earned from the IPL playing for the Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Pune Warriors.
In 2015 and 2017, he was the ICC Test Player and Player of the Year.
In 2015, 2018, and 2021, he was awarded the Allan Border Medal.
In 2016, he was one of Wisden Almanack’s cricketers of the year.
He’s Australian National Team’s former captain and currently has a net worth of approximately 9 million Australian dollars.
- In Test Matches, he ranks 1st for the fastest to 7000 runs (126). He also rates the same for the most catches in an innings (5).
- In Combined Tests, ODI, and T20I records, he ranks 2nd for the fifties in consecutive innings.
- In ODIs, he ranks 3rd for the highest partnership for the third wicket (242). He also ranks 3rd in Test Matches for the highest career batting average (61.80).
- In Combined Test, ODI, and T2OI records, he ranks 4th for hundreds in consecutive matches (4).
- In ODIs, he ranks 8th for most runs in an innings by a captain (164).
- In Test Matches, he ranks 9th for most runs in a series by a captain (687).
Since his debut, Steve has had many physical traumas, but here’s a mention of the recent ones.
He had a concussion on 9th August, 2008, and missed the 2nd preseason tournament. Then on 27th December, 2009, he fractured his left forearm and missed the NFL season finale. To add, the following year, on 3rd October, he suffered an ankle sprain.
After getting a neck hit from Archer Jofra, he collapsed in August 2019’s Second Ashes at Lord’s.
Because of a recent elbow injury, Steve won’t go for the West Indies and Bangladesh and white-ball tours in July and August 2021, respectively.
Last Matches Played
1. The last FC Match was in Sydney, 17th to 19th February, 2021, between NSW and Victoria. Victoria triumphed by four wickets.
2. The last List-A match was in Sydney, 31st March, 2021, between NSW and Queensland. NSW won by eight wickets with 100 balls remaining.
3. The last T20 Matches was in Ahmedabad, 2nd May, 2021, between Punjab Kings and Capitals. The capitals won by seven wickets with 14 balls remaining.