Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. Smith is best known for his high consistency to score runs in Test cricket. Smith has drawn comparisons to batter Don Bradman, for his distinctively high Test batting average.
Although he initially selected for Australia as a right-arm leg spinner, Smith later played primarily as a batsman. After playing five matches from 2010 to 2011, he was recalled to the Australian team in 2013 and took over the captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015, after which he predominantly batted at number 3 or 4.
Early And Personal Life
Steve Smith was born on 2 June 1989 in Kogarah, Sydney to an Australian father, Peter, who has a degree in chemistry, and an English mother, Gillian. Smith attended Menai High School and left at age 17 to play cricket in England where he played club cricket for Sevenoaks Vine in the Kent Cricket League. He did so well for Sevenoaks that he picked to play for Surrey’s second XI.
Because his mother was born in London, Smith has dual British and Australian citizenship. In 2011, Smith started dating Dani Willis, a commerce and law student at Macquarie University. In June 2017, the couple announced their engagement while on holiday in New York. The couple married in Berrima, New South Wales on 15 September 2018.
Youth And Domestic Career
Smith was a member of the Australian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. In the tournament, he scored 114 runs and took seven wickets in four matches.
Smith made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Western Australia at the SCG on 25 January 2008. He scored 33 in his only innings as New South Wales defeated Western Australia outright. He was part of the New South Wales team that won the 2009 Twenty20 Champions League. In the final against Trinidad and Tobago at Hyderabad, Smith made 33 with the bat and took two wickets.
By the end of the 2009–10 domestic season, Smith had a first-class batting average of over 50 after 13 first-class matches. While his first-class bowling average in the high forties was not as impressive, his bowling appeared to be steadily improving following some well-publicized mentoring and praise from Shane Warne. In the final match of the season, he took 7 for 64 in the second innings against South Australia.
Who Plays Steve Smith on American Dad?
Steven Anita “Steve” Smith is a fictional character in the animated television series American Dad!, voiced by Scott Grimes. He is Stan and Francine Smith’s 14-year-old son and Hayley’s younger brother as well as the youngest of the series’ six main characters.