Australia’s run-machine Steve Smith has edged past Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the best test batsman in the world, based on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad is excited to see another showdown between England’s Jofra Archer and Australia’s Steve Smith when the former skipper returns for the fourth Ashes test in Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Justin Langer has hailed Steve Smith’s ability to find a way out of even the toughest situation and says his performance against England in the first Ashes test showed all the traits of a cricketing great.
Steve Smith’s unbeaten 46 helped Australia recover to 124-3 in their second innings before bad light stopped play with the tourists 34 runs ahead at the end of day three of the first Ashes test at Edgbaston.
Australia’s David Warner and Steve Smith were both jeered on Saturday in their first match against England following a year-long ban for ball-tampering in what could be a sign of things to come during the World Cup and Ashes.