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Steve Smith

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Steven Peter Devereux Smith is an Australian international cricketer, and currently the captain of the Australia national cricket team across all three formats.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket sited at each end.

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

Steve Smith Drum Solo with Journey: Moline, 2017 by Steve Smith

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He also represents New South Wales Blues, and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket.

The Sydney Sixers are an Australian professional men's cricket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League.

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

Steve Smith Drum Solo with Journey: AT&T Park, San Francisco by Steve Smith

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Although he was initially selected for Australia as a right-arm leg spinner, Smith now plays primarily as a batsman.

In the sport of cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the cricket ball with a cricket bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket.

Leg spin is a type of spin bowling in the sport of cricket.

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After a few tests in 2010 and 2011, he has been a regular player in the Australian team since 2013, and took over captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015.

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Since then he has primarily batted at number 4. He is often regarded as one of the best test batsman in the world.

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As of January 2018, Smith is the top-ranked Test batsman in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings.

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On 30 December 2017 he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second highest of all time only behind Don Bradman's 961.

Sir Donald George Bradman, AC, often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.

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Awards he has won include the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in 2015; ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015, 2017; the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket in 2015, 2018; Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 and Australian One-Day International Player of the Year: 2015.

The ICC Test Player of the Year is an annual award, presented since 2004 by the International Cricket Council to the best Test player over the year in question.

The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy is a cricket trophy awarded annually by the International Cricket Council to its chosen world player of the year.

The Allan Border Medal is considered to be the most prestigious individual prize in Australian cricket.

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He was named by Wisden as one of their Cricketers of the Year for 2015.

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In 2014, Martin Crowe described Smith as one of the young Fab Four of Test Cricket along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli.

Martin David Crowe was a former New Zealand cricketer, Test and ODI captain as well as a commentator.

Joseph Edward Root is an English cricketer, who is the current captain of the English Test team.

Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the India national team.

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