Steven Smith is the Australian first class cricketer who represents Australia, New South Whales, Sydney Sixers, etc. He is currently the captain of Australian International cricket team in all three formats. Steve Smith was initially selected as all rounder who can bowl as well bat but now Steve is putting his primary focus on his batting. In March 2017, Steve Smith has reached to the test batting rating of 941 which is fifth highest of all times. This article is about Steve Smith Life History, Wife, marriage, current teams, his ipl status, various awards and achievements he got during his cricket career.
Steve Smith Life History And Education
First portion of article is about Steve Smith life history and education. Steve Smith was born in Sydney to an Australian father named Peter, & English Mother, Gillian. Steve got his early education at Menai high School. At the age of 17, Steve was dropped out of the High School Certificate to play cricket in England. Steven started playing cricket with Illawong Menai Cricket Club. Steve scored his first century in th 1998/1999 season at Casuarina Oval. Steve played his debut first class match against Western Australia at the SSG on 24 January, 2008. He has scored 33 runs in the very his debut inning. One of the early achievement of Steve Smith was being the leading wicket taker in 2008 KFC Big Bash tournament. Due to his best performance, he was named as second best player of that tournament. Steve started his international career in February, 2010 playing as a leg spinner against Pakistan in a T20. In the very same month, he made his ODI debut against West Indies.
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Steve Smith Wife Marriage Personal Life
Steve Smith is married to Dani Willis in June, 2017 on a holiday in New York. Steve Smith wife Dani Willis was a commerce and law student at Macquarie University in 2011. Smith loves baseball. He is a keen follower of of various sports. He is also a keen horse racing fan who has a share in four racehorses, three with leading trainer Chris Waller. Smith is also a keen Rugby league fan. He also loves tennis and he calls his meetup with Roger Federer as the best day of his life.
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Steve Smith Current Teams
Steve Smith is currently playing for four different teams including
- Australian International Cricket Team.
- New South Whales Cricket Team.
- Rising Pune Supergiant.
- Sydney Sixers.
Steve Smith Awards And Achievements List 2017
- Steve Smith got Allan Border Medal in 2015.
- Australian Test Player of the year award in 2015.
- Australian One-Day International Player of the Year: 2015.
- Got ICC Player of the Year in 2015.
- McGilvray Medal: 2014, 2015, 2016
- Steve Waugh Award: 2009–10, 2011–12.
- Wisden Cricketers Of The Year: 2015
- Got ICC Test Player of the Year: 2015.
- ICC World Test XI: 2015, 2016 .
- ICC World ODI XI: 2015.
- Steve Smith has 8 times got Man of the Match award in Test cricket.
- Smith has got eight times man of the match award in ODI cricket. In all these games, Australia had won that game.
Career best performances of Steve Smith
|Test||215||Australia v England||Lord’s, London||2015|
|ODI||164||Australia v New Zealand||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||2016|
|T20I||90||Australia v England||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||2015|
|FC||215||Australia v England||Lord’s, London||2015|
|LA||164||Australia v New Zealand||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||2016|
|T20||101||Rising Pune Supergiants v Gujarat Lions||MCA Stadium, Pune||2016|