Is Steve Smith the best test Batsman?

Is Steve Smith the best test Batsman ?

No doubt,  Steve Smith  is one of the best test Batsmen. Most of us know him by the name Steve Smith but his full name is Steven Peter Devereux Smith. Steve Smith was born on 02 June 1989,Sydney, New South Wales. Steve Smith started his test career in 2010 as a leg spinner who batted at number 8. Five years later he became the number one test batsman.

Is Steve Smith the best test Batsman?
Is Steve Smith the best test Batsman

 Phases ups and downs in the test career:

Steve Smith is currently playing for the Australia team.  Steve Smith having so much ups and downs in his test career. In March 2018 Australia was  playing a test series  against South Africa In Newlands  in Cape Town and in the third test match To Australian players Steve Smith and David Warner was caught in  ball tempering with sandpapers and then Steve Smith was removed from the position of Australia captain and got ban for 12 months  from cricket. After 1 year  in the 2019 Ashes series Steve Smith made a strong comeback with  774 runs in the series.

Test career of Steve Smith:

33 year old Steve Smith has played 95 test matches in his International test career and he played 167 innings.  He scored  8744 runs with the strike rate of 54.24 with the outstanding average of 59.89 and Steve Smith’s highest test score is 239 runs. In his test career of 95 matches Steve Smith scored 30 hundreds and  37 fifties. He scored 956 fours and 50 sixes In his 95 test match career. Steve Smith also used to do leg spin bowling. In  95 test matches he have bowled 1464 balls and took 19 wickets with the average of 53 and strike rate of 77 and economy of 4.12. 

Is Steve Smith the best test Batsman?

Steve Smith test career  in Home, Away and Neutral venues:

In his career Steve Smith at home from 2010 to 2023 played  81 innings in 48 International test matches. Steve Smith scored 4387 runs at home with the average of 64.51 and strike rate 55.20. His highest score at home is 239 runs.  He scored 16  hundreds and 17 fifties with 467 fours  and 20 sixes.

If we talk about his away test career from 2013 to 2023 he played  78 innings in 43 matches and he scored 483 runs with the average of 58.32 and strike rate of 53.65.  His highest score away from home is 215.  He scored 14 Hundreds and 17 fifties  with the help of 459  fours  and 28 sixes.

In neutral venues he played only  innings in 4 matches and scored  274 runs with a strike rate of 48.84 and  average of 34. He scored 3 fifties  at a neutral venue.

Batting position:

From 2010, he started his test career from batting at number 8.In his test career he batted from number 3 to  number 9 all positions.  at Number 3 position he played 29 matches and scored 8 hundreds. Number 4  was the best batting position for him because he played 91 Matches and scored most of his 17 hundreds  at this position. He also scored 4 hundreds at  position 5 and 1 hundred at  position 6.

Is Steve Smith the best test Batsman?

Steve Smith and the FAV 4 Story: 

Now FAV 4 Now means the top 4 batsman in the world who  gave brilliant performances  in SENA  countries  which include South Africa England New Zealand Australia. These batsmen are Steve Smith,  Virat Kohli,  Joe Root and Kane Williamson. Steve Smith is listed in this list because of his outstanding Average in SENA  countries. 

Steve Smith test records:

  • Steve Smith was the first batsman in Test cricket who scored the fastest 7000 International runs.
  • Steve Smith was the first batsman in Test cricket who scored the fastest 8000 International runs.
  • He holds a record of 100  in each  test innings.
  • He is the first player who holds the record of most catches in the inning, that is five catches.
  • He is the sixth batsman with the highest batting average in tests of 59.89.
  • He is the 9th player who scored most runs as a captain in a series that is 687 runs.

Some interesting facts About Steve Smith:

  • Steve Smith became the first Australian captain Who started his captaincy  with three consecutive hundreds.
  • Steve Smith started his career as a leg Spinner who used to bat at number 8.
  • In 2018 he became the fastest Australian player to score 10000 runs.
  • Steve Smith is a huge fan of tennis player Roger Federer.
  • Smith currently holds the second position in the ICC test ranking.

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