Smith hails Australia turnaround, next stop India

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Jan 7 : Australia captain Steve Smith was delighted with the way his side rebounded from a series defeat to South Africa to sweep Pakistan 3-0 today but warned their next test campaign in India would present a challenge on a whole different level. Back-to-back home defeats at the hands of […]

Smith takes dissent charge on the chin after Australia win

By Greg Stutchbury CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 24 : Steve Smith’s joy at leading Australia to a test series win over New Zealand that took them back to the top of the world rankings today was tempered by the news he had been charged with dissent for his role in a confrontation with an umpire. The International […]

Cold comfort from home after Smith’s winning streak ends

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Feb 10 : Steve Smith, now carrying the burden of leading Australia in all three formats, is feeling the heat from a disappointed home media after his first series loss as skipper. The world’s top-ranked test batsman and ICC Cricketer of the Year enjoyed a golden summer on home soil, leading […]