His Test average of 62 is second to only Sir Donald Bradman by anyone that’s batted in 20 or more innings. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Men’s T20I and ODI teams of the decade on Sunday and named former India captain MS Dhoni as the leader of both sides. In the 13 Tests Smith has played alongside Labuschagne he’s averaged 64.3, a number boosted by his gluttonous Ashes series. The 30-year-old reached 8000 runs in Test cricket. Pant was unsurprisingly awarded man of the match for his last-innings knock, while Cummins was handed player of the series, having taken 21 wickets at an average of just over 20 across the four Tests. The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the player of the decade awards on Monday. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site>news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >. After announcing the T20I, Test, and ODI team of the decade, ICC have also named their Test, ODI, and T20I men’s player of the decade. Steve Waugh later says, "He looks like he is playing in his own backyard." However, in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Steve Smith has scored only 10 runs at an average of just 3.33 so far in four innings. 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Watch Australia v India Test Series Live & Ad-Break Free During Play with the Fox Cricket commentary team. Longevity is paramount in these debates and Labuschagne is still only 18 Tests and 30 innings into his career. Smith the Great became Smith the Good, his average reduced to a tick under 43, but his scoring rate of 34 runs per 100 balls was nearly half that of his superhuman Ashes campaign. This is the second time Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Steve Smith in the ongoing India vs Australia Test series. This summer was supposed to be his big test when a failure to pass 50 in his first four knocks sparked conversations about needing to adapt to bowling attacks with clear plans aimed at denying him runs. Marnus Labuschagne is not in peak form. Joe Root mentioned that getting a century in his 100th Test match is ‘special’ and hoped that his team puts up a substantial first-innings total against India. 3 – Steve Smith; Root reaches 8000 runs in Test cricket. The line-up includes some notable names like Alistair Cook, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, and Kumar Sangakkara. But there’s reason to believe Labuschagne’s lightning start is sustainable for a number of reasons, chiefly because we’ve seen it before. Tri-Series in Zimbabwe and UAE 2014. Star batsman Steve Smith reached another special milestone in the second innings of the ongoing Brisbane Test. The ICC also announced the Test team of the decade and named Virat Kohli as the skipper. Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >. But the numbers don’t lie. James Matthey jamesmatthey news.com.au January 12, … Former England captain Michael Vaughan even labelled that win bigger than the Ashes win in 2011. Smith rediscovered his mojo at the SCG, bouncing back from several low scores to post his 27th century in the first innings before backing it up with a classy 81 in the second dig. Australia batsman Steve Smith confident he can find rhythm at the crease after failing to reach double figures in four Test innings AAP 29 December 2020, 10:42 AM AEST ICC decided to name Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan as men’s T20I cricketer of the decade. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. The majority of his Tests have been played in Australia to this point but he proved he could perform in England and he’s currently averaging better than 50 against every opponent he’s played except Sri Lanka. The first instance was during the first innings of the 1st Test, albeit with a different delivery. Mike Hussey averaged more than 80 after his first 20 Test matches and then 43 in his last 50. And it’s led to a question that would have seemed inconceivable as recently as 18 months ago as Steve Smith made an undeniable statistical case as the best batsman since Bradman. It would have been sacrilege to say it 18 months ago, but Marnus Labuschagne is building a case as Steve Smith’s equal. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and England’s Ben Stokes are the two all-rounders in the team. But a rock solid defence and incredible powers of concentration have seen him remain a match-winner and that should give Aussie cricket fans enormous confidence about what he’ll be capable of when things are clicking. “STEVE SMITH is the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade, 7040 Test runs in the #ICCAwards period, 65.79 average Highest in top 50, 26 hundreds, 28 fifties, Unique, relentless and unbelievably consistent.” ICC said in a Twitter post. Copyright © HT Digital Streams Ltd. All rights reserved. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. One of the last teams to beat India at home was England in 2012. The T20I side is comprised of four players from India, two from Australia, two West Indies and one each from Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Afghanistan. His bowling gives something extra to the four bowlers currently used by Tim … It is the first of many times that Gilchrist would turn a game on its head. India vs England: Joe Root and Virat Kohli’s friendly tete-a-tete during the Chennai Test got Twitter talking as netizens loved the brief moment during the Test match. The hosts ended the day with Jasprit Bumrah dismissing Sibley (87) in the 90th over. Marnus Labuschagne celebrates scoring a century during day one of the 4th Test. South Africa 106-4 in 2nd test, trails Pakistan by 166 runs, Ind vs Eng: Kohli's gesture towards Joe Root takes internet by storm - WATCH, Bangladesh stays in control of 1st test vs West Indies. NRL 2021: Wally Lewis wife Jacqui, Lynda Adams, book, My Lif... 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Jai Bednall jaibednall news.com.au January 16, 2021 9:44am Since then he’s gone 91, 73, 108 and those plans appear in need of rethink. India skipper Virat Kohli's heartwarming gesture towards England captain Joe Root just before the concluding minutes of the play on day one of the opening Test has taken the internet by storm. Get free access to newsletters, alerts and recommendations. A 200-run third wicket partnership saw England finish the day on a solid 263/3. Led by Alaistair Cook, England managed to win the Test series 2-1. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2021. It must be noted that Root made his Test debut in India in 2012 when he helped England draw the final Test with a resolute knock which in turn gave them a series win. Labuschagne might not be as inventive as Smith but his determination to deny the opposition his wicket is. During the ICC Awards period, Smith scored 7040 runs at an impressive average of 65.79. READ | Virat Kohli named ICC Men’s ODI cricketer of the Decade. Shane Warne believes he can be the best in the world. The ICC’s ODI team of the decade led by Dhoni includes star Indian batsmen Rohit and Virat. Cautious India lose Gill, Rohit to reach 62/2 at tea, Australia score 369 in 1st innings Rohit Sharma’s customary flair was spoilt by a moment’s indiscretion as India reached 62 for two at tea after rookie bowling attack restricted Australia to 369 on the second day of the fourth … Steve Smith produced 269 runs at an average of 67.25, the third-best in the series and the second-best by an Australian, second to David Warner. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are two of a kind.Source:Getty Images. If Labuschagne can maintain the same pace Australia is staring at three or four more years at least with perhaps the best three-four combination in history. Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter. Cricket: A century to Marnus Labuschagne has put Australia ahead at the end of Day 1 of the fourth test in Brisbane against India. This is just international cricket and if we take his exploits in franchise cricket then the figures would become more impressive. India vs England 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: At stumps, England's scored 263/3 and Root remained unbeaten on 128. He’s certainly had more luck than any other player in this series against India. Steve Smith’s struggles against Ravichandran Ashwin come to the fore R Ashwin has dismissed Steve Smith twice this series. During the 97th over bowled by Lasith Embuldeniya, Root attained another astonishing feat when he collected two runs in the deep mid-wicket area. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was named the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade while also winning the Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade award. Pant was unsurprisingly awarded man of the match for his last-innings knock, while Cummins was handed player of the series, having taken 21 wickets at an average of just over 20 across the four Tests. “STEVE SMITH is the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade, 7040 Test runs in the #ICCAwards period, 65.79 average Highest in top 50, 26 … His average of 63 over 75 Tests is slightly behind Adam Voges who played 20 Tests and Donald Bradman who is unrivalled. 204* v South Africa, Johannesburg, 2001-02 What's in store for Kuldeep after another Test exclusion? Former batsman Aravinda de Silva has been appointed as the chairman of the Committee on the recommendations by Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa. In Australia, Washington Sundar leapt from behind and got his Test cap after being taken as a net bowler. 🇦🇺 STEVE SMITH is the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade 👏👏🏏 7040 Test runs in the #ICCAwards period🅰️ 65.79 average ➜ Highest in top 50💯 26 hundreds, 28 fiftiesUnique, relentless and unbelievably consistent 🙌 pic.twitter.com/UlXvHaFbDz. “Labuschagne can challenge The Big Three – Kane Williamson, Smith and Virat Kohli – as the best batsman in the world,” said Warne, of the ICC’s number four-ranked batsman. The bowling side is covered by Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, and Ravi Ashwin. READ | ‘You named an IPL team not a world XI’: Shoaib Akhtar slams ICC for not including Pakistan players in T20I team of the decade. Green is the fourth leading run scorer in the Shield with 363 runs at 72.60. “He is an outstanding player.”. ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade award went to Australian batsman Steve Smith for his stupendous exploits in the longest format of the game. Rashid’s name has risen in T20 cricket with him being the first name on the team sheet in most of the tournaments he has played in. Now to find an opener or two and a number five. Former Aussie opener Matthew Hayden noted how his fellow Queenslander was “wrestling with himself” as he scraped his way to a ton at the Gabba on Friday and Ricky Ponting detailed how his ball-striking had been sub-par all series. In the ICC Awards period, Rashid picked up 89 wickets at an average of 12.62. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images. What's in store for Kuldeep? India vs England: English stalwarts Colin Cowdrey and Alec Stewart are the others who achieved this feat. The pair’s assured execution against India’s bowlers did force Virat Kohli and the think tank into frequent and long huddles to keep altering the strategy. The five-month break from cricket activity saw a surprise pick of Smith called up for the 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series on the August 2014. Steve Smith released by Rajasthan Royals, Shakib Al Hasan returning to IPL after serving an anti-corruption suspension, Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav - both released by CSK are amongst the 11 prominent names to have kept their base price at the higher end of R2 crores. Moreover, he has struggled against Ravichandran Ashwin's spin bowling, which was not a problem for him in the past. It would have been sacrilege to say it 18 months ago, but Marnus Labuschagne is building a case as Steve Smith’s equal. All times AEDT (GMT +11). He became the second-fastest to score 8000 Test runs for England. 🇦🇫 RASHID KHAN is the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade 👏👏☝️ Highest wicket-taker in the #ICCAwards period ➜ 89🅰️ 12.62 average 🤯 💥 Three four-wicket hauls, two five-fors What a story ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Y59Y6nCs98. New to Kayo? 'Plain cheating': Cricket world turns on Australia's Steve Smith after petty act caught on camera against India 12 Jan, 2021 02:40 AM 6 minutes to read Steve Smith's bizarre act was caught on camera. With more than 400 runs he’s going to finish as the leading scorer. Skipper Joe Root's unbeaten century in his 100th Test took England to 263 for three on a lifeless Chepauk track where the red SG Test lost its hardness after 40th over. ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade award went to Australian batsman Steve Smith for his stupendous exploits in the longest format of the game. In the team, David Warner and Rohit have been picked as openers while former South Africa cricketer AB De Villiers is picked as a middle-order batsman. The South African-born first drop is as close to a Smith clone as you could hope to find and that bodes well for his hopes of being able to succeed on any surface. By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi. 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