Australia had retained the Ashes in England last year with a 2-2 draw but the defeat in the last Test at The Oval still rankles Smith, who was the star of the series with 774 runs at an average of 110.57 from four Tests.
Steve Smith is gearing up for the Indian Premier League, which is scheduled to be held in the UAE from 19 September to 8 November. He is the captain of the IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals.
Steve Smith says Ben Stokes a player who wants to be involved in all departments, an easy pick for any captain
Australia batsman Steve Smith was all praise for England all-rounder and Rajasthan Royals teammmate Ben Stokes, who has been in dream form across formats in the past year.
Hazlewood said, “India’s bowling attack got us last time and that is what we don’t like to happen on our home soil.”
India have bowling attack to rattle Australia including Steve Smith, David Warner, says Gautam Gambhir
Last time in 2018-19, India registered their first ever Test series in Australia but Australia missed the services of Steve Smith and David Warner.
On being asked about his pick for five-day matches, Labuschagne picked Steve Smith over Virat Kohli, stating that he thinks Steve Smith has shown that he can find a way in any conditions in Test cricket.
Stokes, who trailed Holder by 54 rating points going into the second Test in Manchester, enjoys a lead of 38 points after his memorable knocks of 176 and 78 not out and a match haul of three wickets helped England win by 113 runs and level the three-match series 1-1.
‘I consider him best among the lot’: Dilip Doshi feels Ravindra Jadeja is India's top spinner in all formats
Former India left-arm spinner Dilip Doshi said that Ravindra Jadeja is India's top spinner in all formats.
Australia are slated to tour England for limited overs series in September despite the logistical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'I love him [Warner]. He talks it up, he is a great player by any calculations and he's been fantastic in the team over the last two years,' Justin Langer said.
Kuldeep Yadav also revealed that Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers are the two batsmen, he finds most challenging to contain.
Smith was serving one year ball tampering suspension when India toured Down Under in 2018-19 and won their maiden Test series 2-1 with David Warner also among list of banned players.
During last year's ODI World Cup, Kohli had asked the Indian fans at the Oval to applaud Smith and not boo him, a gesture which earned the Indian captain the prestigious ICC Spirit of Cricket award.
Steve Smith considers Ravindra Jadeja as 'best fielder' currently, heaps praise on Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma
Former Australian skipper Steve Smith recently engaged in an Instagram Q and A session with fans. During the session, the cricketer dropped a huge compliment for Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Smith also had high praises for MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma during the interactive social media session.
The 28-year-old Zampa, who made his first-class debut with NSW in 2012, will be sharing the dressing room with top cricketers such as Nathon Lyon, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and David Warner
Rohit Sharma hopes to compete in both T20 World Cup and IPL despite fears of cancellation due to COVID-19
The ICC is yet to decide on the fate of the World Cup, scheduled to be held in October-November in Australia, while the BCCI has postponed the popular and lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) indefinitely.
Will be a 'bigger and stiffer challenge' for India with Steve Smith and David Warner back for Australia, says Rahul Dravid
Batting great Rahul Dravid feels with 'impactful' Steve Smith and David Warner up their ranks this time around, India will face stiff challenge in their Test tour of Australia later this year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has shared a 'wonderful moment' between India skipper Virat Kohli and Australia batsman Steve Smith from the 2019 ICC World Cup on Twitter.
Former England captain Michael Atherton calls on ICC to allow more substitutions for injuries requiring hospital visits
Atherton, who has led England in 54 Tests, said there will be one or two issues when international cricket resume after the break
As Steve Smith turned 31 on 2 June, the cricketing fraternity took to Twitter to wish the ace Australian batsman.