Cricket / steve smith

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Player Profile: Steve Smith
Australia has a lot of history when it comes to cricket and this can never be questioned. In the process of making this history, they have had players who have made cricket come alive in the most beautiful way possible. The great part? Some of these players are still right in the game. One of those players would have to be Steve Smith. Captaining the team and having one of the best stats surely requires a measure of hard work. We would be looking at who Steve Smith is and how he has been able to achieve so much more in his playing days with Australia. Who is Steve Smith? Who would you say a player with the second-highest rating on Test series is? Well, we have the chance to figure that out! That person is none other than Steve Smith. In the final months of 2017, Steve Smith achieved what would be considered to be one of the major highlights of his career. The rating for his batting in Test matches went all the way up to 947. This has many persons to brand the batsman as probably the best in history or just a step below Bradman. Just last year, Steve could brag about the fact that he was already the holder of 37 centuries that are first-class and list A centuries numbering 10. That is quite an achievement. Apart from this staggering list of records, there are many more awards which Steve Smith holds currently. Let us see if we can identify some of them. What has Steve Smith achieved? Just like other players in his league such as Virat Kohli, the number of records or things which he has achieved would take some listing before it can fully be enumerated. But here are the best of the very best. Steve Smith is said to have 50 or more consecutive scores. Out of those 50, five of them are said to have come at the Cricket World cup which held in 2015. He had also almost identical results in the knockout stages alone in the world. Four of the five scores which he got in the World cup in 2015 is said to have come from the knockout stages alone. This man has also achieved another thing. He is the only person in the history of the ICC ranking for Test player of the year to win it at least twice. There is no one sharing this record and it looks unlikely that they would match it anytime soon. He has also topped the ICC ranking before. He did at a time when he was considered to be only the 2nd youngest player to do so. That shows just how talented and classy he has always been as a player. Conclusion Like all great players that have been played in cricket, Steve Smith has engraved his name in the folklore of the sports. He would forever be remembered for his exploits in the game.
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jatinhota
Player Profile: Steve Smith
Australia has a lot of history when it comes to cricket and this can never be questioned. In the process of making this history, they have had players who have made cricket come alive in the most beautiful way possible. The great part? Some of these players are still right in the game. One of those players would have to be Steve Smith. Captaining the team and having one of the best stats surely requires a measure of hard work. We would be looking at who Steve Smith is and how he has been able to achieve so much more in his playing days with Australia. Who is Steve Smith? Who would you say a player with the second-highest rating on Test series is? Well, we have the chance to figure that out! That person is none other than Steve Smith. In the final months of 2017, Steve Smith achieved what would be considered to be one of the major highlights of his career. The rating for his batting in Test matches went all the way up to 947. This has many persons to brand the batsman as probably the best in history or just a step below Bradman. Just last year, Steve could brag about the fact that he was already the holder of 37 centuries that are first-class and list A centuries numbering 10. That is quite an achievement. Apart from this staggering list of records, there are many more awards which Steve Smith holds currently. Let us see if we can identify some of them. What has Steve Smith achieved? Just like other players in his league such as Virat Kohli, the number of records or things which he has achieved would take some listing before it can fully be enumerated. But here are the best of the very best. Steve Smith is said to have 50 or more consecutive scores. Out of those 50, five of them are said to have come at the Cricket World cup which held in 2015. He had also almost identical results in the knockout stages alone in the world. Four of the five scores which he got in the World cup in 2015 is said to have come from the knockout stages alone. This man has also achieved another thing. He is the only person in the history of the ICC ranking for Test player of the year to win it at least twice. There is no one sharing this record and it looks unlikely that they would match it anytime soon. He has also topped the ICC ranking before. He did at a time when he was considered to be only the 2nd youngest player to do so. That shows just how talented and classy he has always been as a player. Conclusion Like all great players that have been played in cricket, Steve Smith has engraved his name in the folklore of the sports. He would forever be remembered for his exploits in the game.
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jatinhota
Player Profile: Steve Smith
Australia has a lot of history when it comes to cricket and this can never be questioned. In the process of making this history, they have had players who have made cricket come alive in the most beautiful way possible. The great part? Some of these players are still right in the game. One of those players would have to be Steve Smith. Captaining the team and having one of the best stats surely requires a measure of hard work. We would be looking at who Steve Smith is and how he has been able to achieve so much more in his playing days with Australia. Who is Steve Smith? Who would you say a player with the second-highest rating on Test series is? Well, we have the chance to figure that out! That person is none other than Steve Smith. In the final months of 2017, Steve Smith achieved what would be considered to be one of the major highlights of his career. The rating for his batting in Test matches went all the way up to 947. This has many persons to brand the batsman as probably the best in history or just a step below Bradman. Just last year, Steve could brag about the fact that he was already the holder of 37 centuries that are first-class and list A centuries numbering 10. That is quite an achievement. Apart from this staggering list of records, there are many more awards which Steve Smith holds currently. Let us see if we can identify some of them. What has Steve Smith achieved? Just like other players in his league such as Virat Kohli, the number of records or things which he has achieved would take some listing before it can fully be enumerated. But here are the best of the very best. Steve Smith is said to have 50 or more consecutive scores. Out of those 50, five of them are said to have come at the Cricket World cup which held in 2015. He had also almost identical results in the knockout stages alone in the world. Four of the five scores which he got in the World cup in 2015 is said to have come from the knockout stages alone. This man has also achieved another thing. He is the only person in the history of the ICC ranking for Test player of the year to win it at least twice. There is no one sharing this record and it looks unlikely that they would match it anytime soon. He has also topped the ICC ranking before. He did at a time when he was considered to be only the 2nd youngest player to do so. That shows just how talented and classy he has always been as a player. Conclusion Like all great players that have been played in cricket, Steve Smith has engraved his name in the folklore of the sports. He would forever be remembered for his exploits in the game.
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A Substitute Who Batted For The First Time In Cricket
In the second Ashes Cricket Test match 2019, Marnus Labuschagne become the first ever "concussion substitute" and in fact the first ever substitute player to bat in a test innings.He also got a half century in 2nd innings. We all know that in cricket a substitute can neither do Batting, Bowling, Wicket-Keeping or the role of a captain. But in the 2nd test match between England and Australia a substitute batted for the first time in cricket. He is allowed to do so with the new rules which came into force from August 1st allowing a level to level player replacement in playing 11 in case of concussion injury. Australian Batsmen Steve Smith was injured by a bouncer from England pacer Jofra Archer in the first innings of the 2nd Ashes test in London on August 17th. Smith was batting at 80 before the bouncer hit him on his neck. He retired then, conducted concussion test and returned to the crease after some time. He got out in 1st innings LBW Woakes. But when he woke up on Sunday morning August 18th he is suffering from headache and concussion. Australia Cricket management requested match referee for a replacement of Smith with a level to level substitute Marnus Labuschagne. Match referees will have a huge say if a team decides to bring a substitute during a match. As per ICC Cricket Operations boss Geoff Allardice, the match referees will determine who the concussion substitute is and he has the power to restrict a player from bowling in order for the replacement to be considered like-for-like. For example, If David Warner, a pure batsman, gets injured in a Test match and Australia name Mitch Marsh, an all-rounder, as his replacement, then the match-referee has the power to restrict Marsh from bowling in the match. Overall this is a welcome step as sometimes players play forcefully with injuries to get some runs or wickets because of the match situations. They need not to do such dangerous activities as now they can have replacement in their teams. What Is Concussion? The 4th international conference on "concussion in sport" held in Zurich in 2012, defined concussion as a brain injury that may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. Concussion temporarily affects brain functionality. Its symptoms could include loss of consciousness, memory loss, headaches, difficulty with thinking, concentration or balance, nausea, blurred vision, sleep disturbance and mood changes. Following the dearth of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who was hit on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield first class match in 2014, The International Cricket Council (ICC), in July 2019 approved level to level player replacement in the case of concussion in cricket. Several other sports like basketball, ice hockey, rugby, football have also instituted specific concussion related protocols.
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yosaw
A Substitute Who Batted For The First Time In Cricket
In the second Ashes Cricket Test match 2019, Marnus Labuschagne become the first ever "concussion substitute" and in fact the first ever substitute player to bat in a test innings.He also got a half century in 2nd innings. We all know that in cricket a substitute can neither do Batting, Bowling, Wicket-Keeping or the role of a captain. But in the 2nd test match between England and Australia a substitute batted for the first time in cricket. He is allowed to do so with the new rules which came into force from August 1st allowing a level to level player replacement in playing 11 in case of concussion injury. Australian Batsmen Steve Smith was injured by a bouncer from England pacer Jofra Archer in the first innings of the 2nd Ashes test in London on August 17th. Smith was batting at 80 before the bouncer hit him on his neck. He retired then, conducted concussion test and returned to the crease after some time. He got out in 1st innings LBW Woakes. But when he woke up on Sunday morning August 18th he is suffering from headache and concussion. Australia Cricket management requested match referee for a replacement of Smith with a level to level substitute Marnus Labuschagne. Match referees will have a huge say if a team decides to bring a substitute during a match. As per ICC Cricket Operations boss Geoff Allardice, the match referees will determine who the concussion substitute is and he has the power to restrict a player from bowling in order for the replacement to be considered like-for-like. For example, If David Warner, a pure batsman, gets injured in a Test match and Australia name Mitch Marsh, an all-rounder, as his replacement, then the match-referee has the power to restrict Marsh from bowling in the match. Overall this is a welcome step as sometimes players play forcefully with injuries to get some runs or wickets because of the match situations. They need not to do such dangerous activities as now they can have replacement in their teams. What Is Concussion? The 4th international conference on "concussion in sport" held in Zurich in 2012, defined concussion as a brain injury that may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. Concussion temporarily affects brain functionality. Its symptoms could include loss of consciousness, memory loss, headaches, difficulty with thinking, concentration or balance, nausea, blurred vision, sleep disturbance and mood changes. Following the dearth of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who was hit on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield first class match in 2014, The International Cricket Council (ICC), in July 2019 approved level to level player replacement in the case of concussion in cricket. Several other sports like basketball, ice hockey, rugby, football have also instituted specific concussion related protocols.
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yosaw
A Substitute Who Batted For The First Time In Cricket
In the second Ashes Cricket Test match 2019, Marnus Labuschagne become the first ever "concussion substitute" and in fact the first ever substitute player to bat in a test innings.He also got a half century in 2nd innings. We all know that in cricket a substitute can neither do Batting, Bowling, Wicket-Keeping or the role of a captain. But in the 2nd test match between England and Australia a substitute batted for the first time in cricket. He is allowed to do so with the new rules which came into force from August 1st allowing a level to level player replacement in playing 11 in case of concussion injury. Australian Batsmen Steve Smith was injured by a bouncer from England pacer Jofra Archer in the first innings of the 2nd Ashes test in London on August 17th. Smith was batting at 80 before the bouncer hit him on his neck. He retired then, conducted concussion test and returned to the crease after some time. He got out in 1st innings LBW Woakes. But when he woke up on Sunday morning August 18th he is suffering from headache and concussion. Australia Cricket management requested match referee for a replacement of Smith with a level to level substitute Marnus Labuschagne. Match referees will have a huge say if a team decides to bring a substitute during a match. As per ICC Cricket Operations boss Geoff Allardice, the match referees will determine who the concussion substitute is and he has the power to restrict a player from bowling in order for the replacement to be considered like-for-like. For example, If David Warner, a pure batsman, gets injured in a Test match and Australia name Mitch Marsh, an all-rounder, as his replacement, then the match-referee has the power to restrict Marsh from bowling in the match. Overall this is a welcome step as sometimes players play forcefully with injuries to get some runs or wickets because of the match situations. They need not to do such dangerous activities as now they can have replacement in their teams. What Is Concussion? The 4th international conference on "concussion in sport" held in Zurich in 2012, defined concussion as a brain injury that may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. Concussion temporarily affects brain functionality. Its symptoms could include loss of consciousness, memory loss, headaches, difficulty with thinking, concentration or balance, nausea, blurred vision, sleep disturbance and mood changes. Following the dearth of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who was hit on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield first class match in 2014, The International Cricket Council (ICC), in July 2019 approved level to level player replacement in the case of concussion in cricket. Several other sports like basketball, ice hockey, rugby, football have also instituted specific concussion related protocols.
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cric
Australia: The Eternal Champions
"Cometh the hour, cometh the champions." When it comes to rising from wreckage, Australians are the absolute masters. They are often described as bent on winning, no matter the cost. This attitude makes them look arrogant and even cheats at times but their never-say-die spirit puts them apart from the rest of the world. Going back to the 80s when the Australian cricket was in some disarray, a gentleman called Allan Border took charge and Australia has never looked back since then. If you look at the way they have played through the last two decades, you feel that they are butchers. They don't just beat the opposition, they choke them and humiliate them until their opposition surrenders. They have been led by inspirational captains like Allan Border, Mark Taylor, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke. They always led by example and taught their players to play hard and give their 100% Australian cricket has not produced just cricketers, it has produced fighters. Imagine if Steve Waugh had not fought a lost battle against India at Sydney in 2004, India perhaps would have won their first test series in Australia. When it comes to the belief that "we can win", no one had it more than the great Shane Warne. The 1996 World Cup semi-final against the West Indies was lost long ago. Shane Warne though had other ideas. He spun the match in the favour of the Aussies and they went on to win from nowhere. He did something similar in the Ashes 2006. The Australian players themselves resigned to the fact they could not win that test match. But Warne said a few magical words in the dressing room when turned the tide in Australian's favour. Glenn Mcgrath was also a similar character. He would predict a complete whitewash for the opposition before the start of every series and then he would lead by example. Another thing that has been unique to Australia is their tough mental character. They believe they can't lose. In fact, they find winning ways from precarious situations. They are not overawed by the situations and back their skills. This the reason why their big players stand up at critical phases of the game. This is how you win World Cups and they have as many as five of them. Clearly, they are the world-beaters. If we would make an all-time XI for the last two or three decades, we can pick almost all the eleven players from Australia. They produced innumerable match-winners, so many of whom are regarded as legends of the game. Having so many quality players as they had over the years would make the perfect case for them to dominate world cricket for so long. They would study the opposition and exploit its weaknesses. However, they always played on their strengths and not on others' weaknesses. Such confidence comes through repeated performances which always reflected in their body language. Once they got hold of the opposition, they would torment them and literally embarrass them. No matter how good the Australians are off the field, they have always been far from amiable on the field. They would sledge their opponents in such a manner that it would cause a lapse in their concentration. They often said controversial things just before the start of a series to pump their rivals up. Mcgrath said he would torment Brian Lara in the 1999 World Cup though that was a must-win game for the Aussies. However, he kept his word and Australians went on to win the World Cup. Crossing limits to win a game was going to haunt them at some stage and it did happen in 2018 post which the team in yellow was a mere shadow of the Australians that we knew. Their win percentage in 2018 was worst among all test-playing nations. That was a rare sight. However, it was only a matter of time before they would recover. The likes of West Indies have never been able to repeat past glories. Sri Lanka too has been in disarray for quite some time now. Australia, though, was not going to be in turmoil for too long. They bounced back with two series wins against India and Pakistan and they seem to be the team to beat in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They have their key players back along with their belief. They have the momentum as well as form. So, that's what champion sides do, they raise their game when it matters. Australia does this better than the rest.
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cric
Australia: The Eternal Champions
"Cometh the hour, cometh the champions." When it comes to rising from wreckage, Australians are the absolute masters. They are often described as bent on winning, no matter the cost. This attitude makes them look arrogant and even cheats at times but their never-say-die spirit puts them apart from the rest of the world. Going back to the 80s when the Australian cricket was in some disarray, a gentleman called Allan Border took charge and Australia has never looked back since then. If you look at the way they have played through the last two decades, you feel that they are butchers. They don't just beat the opposition, they choke them and humiliate them until their opposition surrenders. They have been led by inspirational captains like Allan Border, Mark Taylor, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke. They always led by example and taught their players to play hard and give their 100% Australian cricket has not produced just cricketers, it has produced fighters. Imagine if Steve Waugh had not fought a lost battle against India at Sydney in 2004, India perhaps would have won their first test series in Australia. When it comes to the belief that "we can win", no one had it more than the great Shane Warne. The 1996 World Cup semi-final against the West Indies was lost long ago. Shane Warne though had other ideas. He spun the match in the favour of the Aussies and they went on to win from nowhere. He did something similar in the Ashes 2006. The Australian players themselves resigned to the fact they could not win that test match. But Warne said a few magical words in the dressing room when turned the tide in Australian's favour. Glenn Mcgrath was also a similar character. He would predict a complete whitewash for the opposition before the start of every series and then he would lead by example. Another thing that has been unique to Australia is their tough mental character. They believe they can't lose. In fact, they find winning ways from precarious situations. They are not overawed by the situations and back their skills. This the reason why their big players stand up at critical phases of the game. This is how you win World Cups and they have as many as five of them. Clearly, they are the world-beaters. If we would make an all-time XI for the last two or three decades, we can pick almost all the eleven players from Australia. They produced innumerable match-winners, so many of whom are regarded as legends of the game. Having so many quality players as they had over the years would make the perfect case for them to dominate world cricket for so long. They would study the opposition and exploit its weaknesses. However, they always played on their strengths and not on others' weaknesses. Such confidence comes through repeated performances which always reflected in their body language. Once they got hold of the opposition, they would torment them and literally embarrass them. No matter how good the Australians are off the field, they have always been far from amiable on the field. They would sledge their opponents in such a manner that it would cause a lapse in their concentration. They often said controversial things just before the start of a series to pump their rivals up. Mcgrath said he would torment Brian Lara in the 1999 World Cup though that was a must-win game for the Aussies. However, he kept his word and Australians went on to win the World Cup. Crossing limits to win a game was going to haunt them at some stage and it did happen in 2018 post which the team in yellow was a mere shadow of the Australians that we knew. Their win percentage in 2018 was worst among all test-playing nations. That was a rare sight. However, it was only a matter of time before they would recover. The likes of West Indies have never been able to repeat past glories. Sri Lanka too has been in disarray for quite some time now. Australia, though, was not going to be in turmoil for too long. They bounced back with two series wins against India and Pakistan and they seem to be the team to beat in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They have their key players back along with their belief. They have the momentum as well as form. So, that's what champion sides do, they raise their game when it matters. Australia does this better than the rest.
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cric
Australia: The Eternal Champions
"Cometh the hour, cometh the champions." When it comes to rising from wreckage, Australians are the absolute masters. They are often described as bent on winning, no matter the cost. This attitude makes them look arrogant and even cheats at times but their never-say-die spirit puts them apart from the rest of the world. Going back to the 80s when the Australian cricket was in some disarray, a gentleman called Allan Border took charge and Australia has never looked back since then. If you look at the way they have played through the last two decades, you feel that they are butchers. They don't just beat the opposition, they choke them and humiliate them until their opposition surrenders. They have been led by inspirational captains like Allan Border, Mark Taylor, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke. They always led by example and taught their players to play hard and give their 100% Australian cricket has not produced just cricketers, it has produced fighters. Imagine if Steve Waugh had not fought a lost battle against India at Sydney in 2004, India perhaps would have won their first test series in Australia. When it comes to the belief that "we can win", no one had it more than the great Shane Warne. The 1996 World Cup semi-final against the West Indies was lost long ago. Shane Warne though had other ideas. He spun the match in the favour of the Aussies and they went on to win from nowhere. He did something similar in the Ashes 2006. The Australian players themselves resigned to the fact they could not win that test match. But Warne said a few magical words in the dressing room when turned the tide in Australian's favour. Glenn Mcgrath was also a similar character. He would predict a complete whitewash for the opposition before the start of every series and then he would lead by example. Another thing that has been unique to Australia is their tough mental character. They believe they can't lose. In fact, they find winning ways from precarious situations. They are not overawed by the situations and back their skills. This the reason why their big players stand up at critical phases of the game. This is how you win World Cups and they have as many as five of them. Clearly, they are the world-beaters. If we would make an all-time XI for the last two or three decades, we can pick almost all the eleven players from Australia. They produced innumerable match-winners, so many of whom are regarded as legends of the game. Having so many quality players as they had over the years would make the perfect case for them to dominate world cricket for so long. They would study the opposition and exploit its weaknesses. However, they always played on their strengths and not on others' weaknesses. Such confidence comes through repeated performances which always reflected in their body language. Once they got hold of the opposition, they would torment them and literally embarrass them. No matter how good the Australians are off the field, they have always been far from amiable on the field. They would sledge their opponents in such a manner that it would cause a lapse in their concentration. They often said controversial things just before the start of a series to pump their rivals up. Mcgrath said he would torment Brian Lara in the 1999 World Cup though that was a must-win game for the Aussies. However, he kept his word and Australians went on to win the World Cup. Crossing limits to win a game was going to haunt them at some stage and it did happen in 2018 post which the team in yellow was a mere shadow of the Australians that we knew. Their win percentage in 2018 was worst among all test-playing nations. That was a rare sight. However, it was only a matter of time before they would recover. The likes of West Indies have never been able to repeat past glories. Sri Lanka too has been in disarray for quite some time now. Australia, though, was not going to be in turmoil for too long. They bounced back with two series wins against India and Pakistan and they seem to be the team to beat in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They have their key players back along with their belief. They have the momentum as well as form. So, that's what champion sides do, they raise their game when it matters. Australia does this better than the rest.
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