Steven Smith Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More

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Steven Smith Biography

Steven Smith Biography: Steven Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. Smith is consistently rated as one of the top-ranked Test batsmen in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings. Smith has been called the “best since Bradman” due to his distinctively high Test batting average. He is the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

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  • Name: Steven Smith
  • Role: Batsman
  • Batting Style: Right-Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style: Right Arm Legspin

Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 5’09”
  • Weight (approx.): 78 kg
  • Eye Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Blonde

Personal Life

  • Date of Birth: 2 June, 1989
  • Age: 28
  • Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: Australian
  • School: Alfords Point Primary School
    Menai High School, Sutherland Shire
  • College: NA
  • Educational Qualifications: NA

Family

  • Father: Peter Smith
  • Mother: Gillian Smith
  • Brother: Saly Samson (Younger)
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  • Sister: Kristie Smith (Elder)
  • Coach/Mentor: Dave Nosworthy
  • Religion: Christian

Cricket Career

  • Test: 13 July 2010 vs Pakistan at Lord’s
  • ODI: 19 February 2010 vs West Indies at Melbourne
  • T20:  5 February 2010 vs Pakistan at Melbourne
  • Jersey Number: #49
  • Domestic/State Teams: Antigua Hawksbills, New South Wales, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sutherland, Sydney Sixers, Worcestershire
  • Nature on the field: Aggressive

Batting Career Summary

BATTINGTESTODIT20IFC
MATCHES7312539130
INNINGS13111031227
RUNS7227416268111684
BALLS13068480252120665
HIGHEST239 v England164 v New Zealand90 v England239 v England
AVG62.8442.4629.6058.12
SR55.3086.67130.7156.54
NOT OUT1612826
FOURS799352591359
SIXES42361690
50S2925449
100S269042

Bowling Career Summary

BOWLINGTESTODIT20IFC
MATCHES7312539130
INNINGS544017120
RUNS9609713773598
BALLS138110762915183
MAIDENS251198
WICKETS17281768
AVERAGE56.4734.6722.1752.91
ECONOMY4.175.417.774.16
SR81.2338.4217.1176.22
BBI3/18 v England3/16 v Zimbabwe3/20 v West Indies7/64 v South Australia
BBM4/83 v England3/16 v Zimbabwe3/20 v West Indies8/169 v South Australia
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Preferences
Hobbies:
Favourite Batsmen:Ricky Ponting
Favourite Bowlers:Shane Warne
Favourite Cricket Ground:NA
Favourite sports personalities:Roger Federer
Favourite Restaurant:Clovelly Hotel in Sydney
Favourite Food:Chicken Schnitzel, Acai

 

Marital Status: Unmarried

  • Girlfriend: Danielle Willis
  • Wife: NA
  • Marriage Date: NA
  • Children: NA

Awards and Recognitions

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2015
  • ICC Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2017
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2015
  • Allan Border Medal: 2015, 2018
  • Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018
  • Australian One Day International Player of the Year: 2015
  • Compton–Miller Medal: 2017–18, 2019
  • McGilvray Medal: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Steve Waugh Award: 2009–10, 2011–12
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year: 2015

Controversies

Ball-tampering incident and suspension

Cameron Bancroft, the second-youngest and most inexperienced member of the team, was captured by television cameras surreptitiously using sandpaper to rough up the cricket ball. He then hid the sandpaper in his underwear before being confronted by the on-field umpires. When attending the press conference at the conclusion of the third day’s play with Bancroft, Smith admitted that the “leadership group” of the team discussed tampering with the ball to influence the result of the match during the lunch break. He admitted that he was part of the “leadership group” but did not identify the other members.

Cricket Australia launched an independent investigation, charging Smith with bringing the game into disrepute. He was suspended and sent home from the tour. The report stated that, while he did not develop the plan, Smith was found to have misled match officials and others, and as captain did not act to prevent it. He was therefore banned from all international and domestic cricket for 12 months starting from 29 March 2018.