Steve Smith is the Australian captain in all three forms of cricket and one of the world’s best batsmen. His next match is expected to be the first Ashes Test against England to be played at the GABBA from November 23.
The right-handed batsmen features in all the main player markets for the five Test Ashes series and and is BettingSite.com.au’s best bet for most runs in the Test summer, despite David Warner and Joe Root sitting ahead of him in the market.
Steve Smith fixed odds and bet specials
|Man of the match||+650||+600||+600||–|
|Top Australia batsman||+250||+200||+225||+190|
|To score 50||–||+125||+125||–|
About Steve Smith
|Name:||Steven Devereux Smith|
|Age:||28 (DOB: June 2, 1989)|
|Bowling:||Right-arm leg spin|
|Batting:||Right handed batsman|
Steve Smith was born in Sydney in 1989 and went through the Illawong Cricket Club as a junior with great aplomb, before joining the Sutherland Grade Club. He eventually left High School as a 17-year-old to play cricket in England. A stint that would hold him in good sted many years later when he played a lone hand in a losing Australian tour to the Old Dart.
Smith made his NSW debut against Western Australia in January 2008, scoring 33 in his only knock as his team won easily. That same year he was the leading wicket taker in the National Twenty20 competition, not bad for a kid who picked as a batsman. This lead to speculation he may be the heir apparent to Shane Warne.
With an average of over 50 in First Class cricket after the 2009-10 season Smith soon came to National selectors attention, despite an unorthodox approach at the batting crease.
The prodigiously talented Smith made his International debut against Pakistan as a leg-spinner in a T20 clash against Pakistan in February 2010. Soon after he made his ODI debut against the West Indies at the MCG in the fifth match of a series.
Smith made his Test debut against Pakistan in a clash played at Lords with the team victorious in the match. Smith was chosen mainly for his bowling again, but 77 batting with the tail gave us a glimpse of what he was to become.
While Smith was soon dropped from the Test team he was picked in 2013 again and blossomed into the player we know today.