Smith in 2014
|Full name||Steven Peter Devereux Smith|
|Born|| 2 June 1989 |
|Height||176 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Bowling||Right-arm leg spin|
|Test debut (cap 415)||13 July 2010 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||22 March 2018 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 182)||19 February 2010 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||28 January 2018 v England|
|ODI shirt no.||49|
|T20I debut (cap 43)||5 February 2010 v Pakistan|
|Last T20I||27 March 2016 v India|
|T20I shirt no.||49|
|Domestic team information|
|2007–present||New South Wales (squad no. 19)|
|2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala|
|2012–2013||Pune Warriors India|
|2016–2017||Rising Pune Supergiant|
|5 wickets in innings||0||0||1||0|
|10 wickets in match||0||0||0||0|
Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. As of April 2018 , Smith is the top-ranked Test batsman in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings. On 30 December 2017 he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second highest of all time only behind Don Bradman's 961. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket.
Although he was initially selected for Australia as a right-arm leg spinner, Smith now plays primarily as a batsman. After a few tests in 2010 and 2011, he has been a regular player in the Australian team since 2013, and took over captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015. Since then he has primarily batted at number 4.
Awards he has won include the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2015; ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015, 2017; the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket in 2015, 2018; Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 and Australian One Day International Player of the Year: 2015. He was named by Wisden as one of their Cricketers of the Year for 2015. In 2014, Martin Crowe described Smith as one of the young Fab Four of Test Cricket along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli.
In March 2018, Smith was widely criticised for overseeing ball tampering in the third Test against South Africa. Following an investigation by Cricket Australia, Smith was banned from all international and domestic cricket for one year, and will not be considered for a leadership role for another year after that.