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Tag: Steve Smith

IPL 2018: SRH announces new skipper

Hyderabad/Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the recent ball tampering row and the ban on David Warner to participate in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad has appointed its new skipper for season 11 of IPL. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will be leading the Hyderabad side in the upcoming edition of the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Smith, Warner banned for 12 months; will miss IPL

Canberra/New Delhi: Australian skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner were suspended by Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday for 12 months each and Cameron Bancroft for nine months over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The decision by Cricket Australia came after four days of the expose. CA Chief Executive James Sutherland met the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
IPL 2018: Rahane to lead Rajasthan Royals in Season 11

New Delhi: In the aftermath of the recent ball tampering controversy which forced Australia skipper Steve Smith to step down, his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Monday also stripped Smith of the captaincy and named Ajinkya Rahane to lead the side in the upcoming Indian Premier League. The Royals, returning to the IPL fold after […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
India restrict Australia to 242 in 5th ODI

Nagpur: India restricted Australia to 242 runs for nine wickets in 50 overs in their fifth and final One Day International (ODI) here on Sunday. After Australian skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat, openers David Warner (53) and Aaron Finch (32) laid a solid foundation of 66 runs but the following top-order […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Warner, Finch power Australia to 334/5 in 4th ODI

Bengaluru: Opening batsmen David Warner (124) and Aaron Finch (94) guided Australia to 334 for five in 50 overs against India in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Thursday. Warner struck his 14th century in ODI as he and Finch forged a 231-run stand for the opening wicket at the M. Chinnaswamy […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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I am not in a bad place at captaincy: Smith

Kolkata: Ahead of his 100th One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday, Australia skipper Steve Smith reacted his predecessor Michael Clarke’s remark that his leadership is being challenged, saying he is not “in a bad place” at the moment. “I don’t think I am in a bad place in my captaincy. Obviously, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Kuldeep not easy to bat against, feels Aussie skipper Smith

Chennai: Ahead of the five-match One-day International (ODI) series against India, starting here on Sunday, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Saturday said it won’t be an easy task to read young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. “A few of our guys played against him (Kuldeep) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and he is a good […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Smith retains top spot in ICC rankings

Dubai: Australia captain Steve Smith has consolidated his position at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his outstanding batting effort in the opening Test against India. Smith scored 109 during Australia’s second innings to help his team win by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
Warner encouraged me to tamper with ball: Bancroft

Melbourne: Banned Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft on Wednesday revealed that it was David Warner, who encouraged him to tamper with the ball in the ill-fated Cape Town Test, and he did it since he wanted to “fit in” and feel “valued” in the team. Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban while Warner and then skipper […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Smith hopes to recover lost ground before World Cup with strong IPL show

Sydney: Former Australia captain Steve Smith Friday said he is desperate to recover lost ground ahead of next year’s World Cup by competing in the IPL after being left so deflated by the ball-tampering scandal that getting out of bed became a struggle. Smith and former vice-captain David Warner were handed year-long international bans for […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Ball tampering scandal: Smith, Warner to stand down for rest of Test

Sydney: Steve Smith and David Warner will stand down as captain and vice-captain for rest of Australia’s third Test match against South Africa, Cricket Australia said today as it investigates a ball-tampering scandal. There have been growing calls for Smith to be sacked as captain after he admitted being the mastermind of a premeditated plan to […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Injured Smith out of T20Is against India

Ranchi: Australian captain Steve Smith was today ruled out of the Twenty20 series against India due to a shoulder injury, a massive setback for the already struggling visitors. Cricket Australia confirmed that vice-captain David Warner will stand in as captain for the three-match series, which begins here today. Marcus Stoinis will replace Smith in the […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Rajasthan knocked out, RCB set up clash with CSK

Pune: An allround performance propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to an emphatic 71 run victory over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator as the latter crashed out of the tournament yesterday. In reply to RCB’s formidable 180/4, the Royals were bundled out for a paltry 109 in 19 overs. RCB now […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Rajasthan appoints Smith as captain removing Ajinkya Rahane, BCCI surprised

New Delhi: Placed seventh on the points table in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals have removed Ajinkya Rahane as the captain and handed the armband to former skipper Steve Smith. The team has managed to win just two games of the eight that they have played and the management believes […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Smith hands RR much-needed win over MI

Jaipur: Steve Smith (59 not out) played a captain’s knock as Rajasthan Royals (RR) kept their play-off hopes alive after defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) by 5 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Saturday. Despite wickets falling at regular intervals for Rajasthan, Smith kept one end intact […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Steve Smith to leave IPL 2019 after RCB game

Kolkata: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team’s match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated for April 30 and will join the Australian team for World Cup preparation. Smith revealed this after Thursday’s game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which his […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Kohli stops Indian fans from booing Smith, shows class

London: One thing which has been a constant in the ongoing World Cup is the continuous booing which Steve Smith has received from the fans in England and Wales. Be it the warm-up match against England or the tournament proper thereafter, Smith has been given a tough time by the fans across all venues. And […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Spectators Wave Sandpapers At Warner, Bancroft At Ashes

Birmingham: The Australian trio of David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith — involved in 2018’s Sandpaper Gate fiasco — had to face a rough time on Day One of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. On Thursday, Warner and Bancroft didn’t have a great return to the Australia Test side as they were both […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Ashes: Lyon, Cummins combine to hand Oz rare Edgbaston win

Birmingham: Australia beat England by 251 runs in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series. This is the first time since 2001 that Australia have won a match at Edgbaston in any format of the game. In a match in which the momentum see-sawed both […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Ashes: Smith Double Ton Helps Aus Post Mammoth 497/8 To Leave England Reeling

Manchester: Steve Smith produced a batting masterclass to bring up his third double hundred as Australia posted a mammoth 497/8 to declare and take a huge step in retaining the Ashes, on Day 2 of the rain-affected fourth Ashes Test on Thursday. At stumps, England were 23/1, still trailing by 474 runs with three days […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Smith Best In Tests, Kohli On Top Across Formats: Warne

New Delhi:  479 runs in three Test matches in the ongoing Ashes series at an astounding average of 159.66 is how former Australia skipper Steve Smith has announced his return to the Test arena after serving a one year ban for the Sandpaper Gate fiasco. While he hit a double on Thursday, he had already […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Tendulkar Explains What Sets Smith Apart From Other Batsmen

New Delhi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has showered praises on Steve Smith of Australia, who continued his brilliant run of form in the Ashes series by slamming a double century against England in the ongoing fourth Test in Manchester. On Thursday, Smith — who had to miss the third Ashes Test due to concussion — […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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Smith Goes Past Inzamam To Script Unique Test Record

London: Australia’s batting mainstay Steve Smith, who has been in incredible form in the ongoing Ashes series, has broken yet another record by going past former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-haq’s record of most consecutive 50+ scores against a single opponent in Test cricket. On the second day of the ongoing fifth and final Ashes Test at […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Kohli best, but Smith's record speaks for itself: Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, stressing that the India captain is still the best in the world but Smith’s records speak for itself. Former Australia skipper Smith retained his position at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Steve Smith To Lead Rajasthan Royals In IPL 2020

New Delhi: Having taken over from Ajinkya Rahane mid-season in the last edition of the Indian Premier League, Steve Smith will lead Rajasthan Royals from the start in the 2020 edition of the cash-rich league. Staggering in the bottom half of the table with just two wins from eight games, RR saw a change in […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli Bridges Gap With Smith, Mayank Enters Top 10

Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli’s commanding century in Kolkata in the first Day-Night Test against Bangladesh helped him bridge the gap with top-ranked Steve Smith from 25 to three points while opener Mayank Agarwal reached the top 10 for the first time in the latest ICC rankings released on Tuesday. India captain Kohli slammed a […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Steve Smith quickest to score 7,000 Test runs

Adelaide: Prolific Australian batsman Steve Smith has added yet another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest batsman in the world to score 7,000 Test runs. Smith achieved the feat on Day 2 of the second and final Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. The 30-year-old achieved the milestone in just […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Virat Kohli Displaces Smith To Become No.1 Test Batsman

India skipper Virat Kohli is back at the top of the batsmen’s list in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen as Australia’s Steve Smith slipped behind him in the latest update released on Wednesday.

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
I See 'Incredible' Kohli Breaking More Records: Smith

New Delhi: It’s the year of the World T20 and it isn’t just Virat Kohli and the Indian boys who are looking to take every opportunity to prepare for the showpiece event slated to be held later in the year. Run-machine Steve Smith is already excited at the prospect of playing another ICC event at […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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