Steve Smith is among the finest cricketers of modern-era. After serving his ban for the sandpaper gate, Steve Smith showed he has not lost touch, as he reclaimed his top Test ranking by dethroning Virat Kohli. His batting average in Test cricket tells a lot himself.
Smith has been compared to the likes of great Don Bradman and continues to prove himself even after all the hard time. He broke down during the press conference after returning to his homeland from South Africa but the bad-time has hardly effected his game.
Steve Smith reveals his 1st innings of the Ashes in Edgbaston 2019 as favourite Test innings
Steve Smith spent his Sunday, with a Q&A session with fans on Instagram. During that session he revealed that his first innings in the Ashes Test at Edgbaston in 2019 as his favourite innings.
Smith had single-handely saved Australia’s sinking ship in that innings. He had scored 144 runs off 219 balls while rest of the batsmen fell like a pack of cards. His innings was laced with 16 boundaries and two hits over the fence.
A leg-spinner turned out to be a fine batsman. Steve Smith has an unorthodox batting stance and looks the ball closely which makes the bowlers difficult to dismiss him. He also has a nice and wristy batting style which makes it easy for him to convert singles into doubles.
Smith started batting in a more advanced position in 2010-11. He took up the sixth position as a batsman in the Ashes and produced solid performances. In 2013-14, he found his breakthrough. After being included in the series against India in place of four dropped players, he displayed solid performances and continued to grow as a batsman.
Today, he averages over 62 in the longest format of the game.