Posts Tagged "steve smith"

In any cricket team, from the Australian national side, to the Lindfield U/8 Cs, the best batsman has to be your captain.

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Generations of cricketers have grown up in this country with the dream of playing in an Ashes series.

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Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Virat Kohli represent the modern-day superstars and are all currently vying for that number-one status of ‘world best batsmen’.

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These days, the reality is sport is a business. As much as fans hate it, that’s the reality.

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Steve Smith is one of the best batsman in the world. Unfortunately his captaincy isn’t as good.

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Professional cricketers probably don’t come to mind when one thinks of sports that produce the best natural athletes. But the days of David Boon and Shane Warne are gone, and today’s cricketers are expected to perform at elite levels.

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You can count the number of good leg spinners through the history of cricket with your hand, that’s how difficult they are to come by.

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An expected flat pitch at Edgbaston should favour Australia in their Champions Trophy opener today against New Zealand, who have had the measure of the Aussies on bowler-friendly decks.

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The relationship between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association continues to leap from one burning building to the next, with the ACA revealing this week that they are going to take control of the player image rights.

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Australian superstars David Warner and Steve Smith are dominating in the Indian Premier League along with lesser lights Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Moises Henriques.

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There’s plenty of new opportunities for cricketers in the Indian Premier League, and for Australian captain Steve Smith, he finally got the chance to experience the sinking feeling of dropping his national teammate, David Warner, in the field.

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Australia need to start putting more focus on their One Day and T20 teams. It is good to see priority on the Test team but this form of cricket is beginning to lose popularity.

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Steve Smith’s incredible last few seasons have him threatening to displace Greg Chappell and Ricky Ponting as the next best Aussie batsman since Don Bradman.

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Shaun Marsh, Jason Behrendorff and Moises Henriques should be selected in Australia’s Champions Trophy ODI squad to head to England next month.

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India versus Australia, 2017 edition, had to be one of the most exciting Test series in recent memory. We were expecting a 0-4 loss. We could have been 2-0 up. We were lucky we didn’t lose 1-3. It was gripping stuff.

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One of the most gripping Test series in recent years came to a disappointing end on Tuesday, with India regaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2-1.

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Australia coach Darren Lehmann has heaped praise on Steve Smith’s “Bradman-like” tour of India, declaring the skipper has the potential to lead the country’s next golden era of cricket.

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Seven months after a 3-nil series loss in Sri Lanka, Australia has gone down to 2-1 to India.

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And that’s all she wrote, folks. A series that was never meant to be even close ended up being a thriller, but with Australia’s eight-wicket loss in the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is headed back to India.

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Expect a lot of runs in the future from the new-look Glenn Maxwell.

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