Steven Smith Appreciation Thread

He is now the fastest player to make 3000 ODI runs surpassing Bevan and George Bailey and averaging 44 with a strike rate of 87.

In Tests he has 17 tonnes and 20x 50s to his name from 50 Tests at an average of 60 which pushes up to 66 if you only look at his time in the side as a batsman rather than his failed all rounder position.

I'll be the first to put my hand up and admit I was wrong, dead wrong about this fella when he first came on the scene but what a player he has become and to think that he's still only 27 and can still get better.

His Captaincy may need some development especially on when to use his bowlers ( if you listen to Tubby and Warne in the box) but I get the feeling that he does things his own way which seems to be working for him so far.

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 What about Virat Kohli he is

Fri, 2017-01-20 11:44

 What about Virat Kohli he is an amazing cricketer, 27 centries in ODI's and he is only 28. Steve has on test centuries though only 15 but with 3 x 200's. You go to matches to watch top players.

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I begrudgingly admit that

Fri, 2017-01-20 12:38

I begrudgingly admit that ViRAT is amazing to watch, absolute gun. Much like I love watching Steyn and Jimmy Anderson when they're on song but I am salivating at the thought of Pat Cummins with a red ball on a Gabba greentop against the Poms

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 Get your hand off it Frosty,

Fri, 2017-01-20 14:08

 Get your hand off it Frosty, one too many VB's i think.....

 

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 Given they are all fit and

Fri, 2017-01-20 14:22

 Given they are all fit and well, who plays?

Cummins

Starc

Hazelwood

Coulter-Nile

Pattinson

Bird

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 Cummins and Hazelwood with

Fri, 2017-01-20 15:48

 Cummins and Hazelwood with the new nut and Starc in short fiery spells

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 Tait...

Fri, 2017-01-20 14:41

 Tait...

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Can we just sticky this one

Fri, 2017-03-17 19:33

Can we just sticky this one Adam

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 Good to see Smithy catch

Sat, 2017-03-18 19:08

 Good to see Smithy catch Kohli out today