Give Smith the captaincy if he wants it: Khawaja | Cricket News

MELBOURNE: Former Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has called for Steve Smith to take back the captaincy of the Test side once Tim Paine‘s tenure is over. Smith, who led the team for nearly three years, was stripped of the captaincy and banned from leadership roles for two years in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering … Read more

Steve Smith hopes to lead Delhi Capitals to IPL title | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Delighted to join last edition’s runners up Delhi Capitals, star Australian batsman Steve Smith is hopeful of guiding the side to its maiden title triumph in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. The 31-year-old, who was released by Rajasthan Royals, was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.2 crore at the … Read more

Clarke finds it hard to see Smith playing in next IPL | Cricket News

MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke finds it difficult to see premier batsman Steve Smith playing in the next IPL after fetching just Rs 2.2 crore in the recent auctions, which left many surprised. Clarke was surprised that a batsman of Smith’s calibre could not command more than what Delhi Capitals paid to buy him … Read more

Faf’s Test retirement will leave a big gap in Proteas side: Graeme Smith | Cricket News

CAPE TOWN (South Africa): Cricket South Africa‘s (CSA) Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith on Wednesday said that with Faf du Plessis retiring, there would be a big gap in the Proteas Test side. Smith’s remarks came as former Proteas skipper du Plessis announced his retirement from the longest format of the game on Wednesday to … Read more

Graeme Smith calls for strong leadership from ICC to regulate power of Big Three | Cricket News

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s director of cricket Graeme Smith has warned the International Cricket Council that smaller member nations must get their fair share of test tours against the so-called ‘Big Three’ or face future domination of the Twenty20 leagues. South Africa are smarting after Australia opted to pull out of a three-test tour in … Read more

IPL Auction: Harbhajan, Kedar, Maxwell and Smith in Rs 2 crore bracket | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Senior spinner Harbhajan Singh and middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav, along with Australians Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell, have been bracketed in the Rs 2 crore highest base price category for the upcoming IPL auction in Chennai on February 18. There will be 292 players, who will go under the hammer, with 61 slots … Read more

Steve Smith wins third Allan Border Medal, Mooney bags maiden Belinda Clarke Award | Cricket News

Steve Smith wins third Allan Border Medal, Mooney bags maiden Belinda Clarke Award | Cricket News

MELBOURNE: Former captain Steve Smith claimed his third Allan Border Medal while Beth Mooney bagged her maiden Belinda Clarke Award, the top two honours of the Australian Cricket Awards. Smith was honoured for his performances in all three formats of the game, while Mooney bagged the recognition in the Australian women’s game for the first … Read more

Extremely disappointed by Cricket Australia’s decision to cancel South Africa tour at eleventh hour: Graeme Smith | Cricket News

Extremely disappointed by Cricket Australia's decision to cancel South Africa tour at eleventh hour: Graeme Smith | Cricket News

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa‘s (CSA) Director of Cricket Graeme Smith said that they were “extremely disappointed” with the Australian’s decision to postpone the upcoming Test series with the Proteas due to the coronavirus pandemic. Former Proteas skipper Smith said the CSA was working tirelessly in recent weeks to ensure that they meet every single expectation … Read more

India bowling coach Bharat Arun eyes Joe Root’s scalp after stifling Steve Smith | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Steve Smith is done. Joe Root is next. As India shifts focus from the demanding tour of Australia to relative “comforts” of playing at home, Joe Root’s scoring high tide at Galle isn’t lost on them. At 426 runs in four innings, an average of 106.50, and a double century under the belt, the … Read more

Smith might get captaincy back in case of no other choice: Chappell | Cricket News

Smith might get captaincy back in case of no other choice: Chappell | Cricket News

SYDNEY: Former skipper Ian Chappell says star batsman Steve Smith might get back the Australia captaincy despite his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in 2018 if there is no other choice to replace Tim Paine. Paine’s performance behind the wicket and his tactics as captain in the just-concluded Test series against India which Australia … Read more