Steve Smith

Smith given all-clear after Archer blow

Australia's Steve Smith was given the all-clear after being forced to retire hurt when he was struck by a short ball from England fast bowler Jofra Archer on the fourth day of the second Ashes test at Lord's on Saturday.

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

Cricketers' union wants Smith, Warner bans reduced

​Bans handed to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should be reduced, the Australian cricketers' union says, arguing the punishment was disproportionate to previous ball-tampering cases.

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

India's cricket stars aghast at Smith punishment

India's star cricketers are astounded at the treatment meted out to former Australian captain Steve Smith that left him tearfully apologising for cheating in a Test match.

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

Tears and sympathy: support grows for Smith over ban

A wave of sympathy for disgraced Australia skipper Steve Smith gathers pace after his heart-wrenching apology and as opposition grew to the severity of bans handed out in a ball-tampering scandal.

March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018

Smith breaks down as he accepts full responsibility

Distraught former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith accepts full responsibility for ball-tampering scandal that has shaken the sport, breaking down in tears while denying it had ever happened before.

March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018

Lehmann wants forgiveness for banned trio

Australia coach Darren Lehmann apologises to the public and calls for forgiveness for the "grave mistake" made by the trio of Test players banned for their role in the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the sport.

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Rahane replaces Smith as Royals captain

Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals replace Australia's Steve Smith as captain over his role in a ball-tampering controversy.

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Uproar over Australia's 'cheating'

Steve Smith's future as Australia captain was thrown into doubt after he was banned for one match after admitting responsibility for the ball-tampering scandal that marred the ongoing Test against South Africa.

January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018

Smith rejects ball-tampering suggestions after ODI loss

Australian captain Steve Smith shoots down suggestions of ball-tampering after video of him using saliva from the corner of his mouth during Sunday's one-day loss to England raised eyebrows.

January 5, 2018
January 5, 2018

'Incredible' Smith the difference in the Ashes, says Cummins

Steve Smith's importance to Australia in the Ashes series has not just been in the torrent of runs he has scored but also in timing of his big innings, says team mate Pat Cummins.

January 5, 2018
January 5, 2018

Smith milestone as Aussies chip away at England lead

Steve Smith racked up another milestone as he continues to torment England and Usman Khawaja nears a century to put Australia in a strong position after day two of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.