I have seen Steven Smith 2010 in a one-day international match where he played as a beautiful leg-spin bowler. At first sight, I was in love with his bowling because in some places or bowling actions he reminds me of Shane Warne bowling actions. Anyways he was unable to catch the attention from the cricket fans and later on became a legend batsman. He did not bat in his first one day international which was held against West Indies because at that time he was introduced in Australia cricket team as a leg spinner. Even in his first t20 international match who took places against Pakistan, he scored 8 runs. And in his 1st test, he has scored 12 runs only. All these happened because he made a huge concentrate on his bowling but not in batting.
Steven Smith in 2015 Cricket World Cup
Steve Smith worked hard in his batting. He worked day/night in his batting techniques. Then after his huge workout, he was able to introduce himself as one of the best batsmen in the world. His hard work pays off. If you look at the records of 2011 cricket world cup you can see that he was a part of the team as an all-rounder and mainly as a leggie bowler. The team management knew that he can bat in 7-8 position. But in 2015 he has changed the full scenario. In last 5 matches including the quarter-final, semi-final he has made half-centuries and a journey of a legend batsman was in a hurry to show his class.
2019 Cricket World Cup
If you look at steven smith batting and score in this world cup you can see how he played. He has played 10 matches and scored 379 runs with an average of 37 runs. He has made 4 half-centuries in this world cup. His highest score in a single match was 85 runs. Steven Smith also played such important knock against Sri Lanka with 73 runs. If you look his batting against India you can see how dominant he was and made 69 runs. Australia won the classical match against west indies and Steven Smith was there who guide the team from the front.
Steven Smith Career So far
I have mentioned earlier that steven smith started his career with bowling and his first one day international was against the west indies where he bowled but the economy was not good at all. In his 1st match, he has bowled 9.5 overs and took 2 wickets by giving 78 runs.
In his 1st t20 match he played against Pakistan. Though Australia lost the match steven smith bowled good. He took 2 wickets and given 34 runs in his individual 4 overs.
Steven Smith played is the 1st test which was against Pakistan. In the 1st match, he did not bowl but later on in 2nd innings, he has taken 3 wickets.
Steven Smith played 68 test matches so far while writing this article on him on 30th September. He has already scored 6973 runs and the highest score is 239 runs so far. Steven Smith already scored 26 centuries and 27 half-centuries. If you look at his test batting you will know that he is currently the best Test Batsman.
Smith played 118 one day international matches so far. He has made 3810 runs with an average of 41.41 runs. His highest score in the individual match is 164 runs. In one day international he has scored 8 centuries, on the other hand, he has made 23 half-centuries so far.
Steven Smith is an important player in t20. Played 30 t20 matches so far and scored 431 runs. He has also made 2 half-centuries so far.