Steve Smith - A man of many records

Steve Smith has often been seen as one of the biggest surprises that came from the Australian cricket team. In the initial stages of his career, Steve Smith made himself known as a leg-spinner in the world of cricket. However, by 2015, Steve turned the tables and became one of the best batsmen and captains in the history of Australian cricket. To know more about how this dramatic turnaround in playing style occurred, let us look at Steve Smith’s stats and records from the past.

Steve Smith Personal Details:

Name Steve Smith
Date of Birth 02 June 1989
Birthplace Kogarah
Height 5 Ft 9 Inches
Playing Role Right Handed Batsman/ Right arm Leg spin
Spouse Dani Willis
ICC Rankings-
Batting
Test 1
ODI 25
T20 76

Steve Smith’s Record in International Cricket

It was in the domestic season of 2007-08 that Steve Smith made his debut across all formats of cricket. He was even a part of the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup squad where Steve Smith’s bowling and batting skills came into play. He scored 114 runs and took seven wickets in four matches of the tournament. However, Steve Smith’s talent, though evident, was still seen to be very raw. But then, he paid heed to expert advice and began focussing on his batting skills. The transition took time but when it did, the results were for everyone to see. Here are some of his biggest achievements in international cricket.

  1. During the 2014-15 season, Steve Smith’s batting skills came into full force. He scored centuries in all four first innings of the home Tests against India.
  2. During the 2015 World Cup, he was able to score five successive half-centuries. He was the first player to achieve this feat in the tournament’s history.
  3. His highest score in T20 was scored during a 2015 match vs England, where he scored 90 off 55 balls. In total, he has scored 4 half centuries in his international T20 career till now.

Steve Smith Career Stats

Format Matches Innings Runs Highest score Avg Strike Rate 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 73 131 7227 239 62.84 55.3 26 3 29 799 42
ODI 119 104 3810 164 41.41 86.32 8 0 23 322 33
T20I 36 28 577 90 27.48 128.79 0 0 4 53 12
IPL 81 72 2022 101 37.44 128.95 1 0 8 180 49

The Smashing IPL Record

Steve Smith’s IPL record is proof of his batting skill in limited-overs cricket. His time in IPL has been quite an interesting one, where he kept switching from team to team. After having played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors India in the initial seasons, Steve Smith has been playing an integral part of the Rajasthan Royals squad. Here are some of the key statistics from Steve Smith’s career in the Indian Premier League.

  1. As the Rising Pune Supergiants captain, Steve Smith led his team to the finals in the 2017 season. However, they lost their claim to the trophy to Mumbai Indians in that match. However, he was also the highest run-scorer for his team in that season, scoring 472 runs, which include three fifties.
  2. Overall, Steve Smith has scored one century and eight half-centuries over the course of his IPL career.
  3. His only century and highest IPL score came in a match against Gujarat Lions. In the match, he scored 101 runs for Rising Pune Supergiants.

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