Steve Smith is an Australian cricketer and former Australian Captain. He is regarded as one of the most competent batsmen to have played the modern age cricket. Now let’s have a close look on Steve Smith’s net worth in 2018.
Steve Smith Early Life
Steve Smith was born on 2nd June 1989 in Sydney. His father, Peter Smith, is an Australian. His mother, Gillian Smith, is of English descent. His mother left her high school in England to play cricket at the age of 17.
Steve Smith Career, Awards & Achievement
Steve Smith made his T20 International Debut on 5th February 2010 in Melbourne. He played as a leg-spinner. He made his One Day International debut in that same month against West Indies. His test debut came in July 2010 at Lords against Pakistan. Everyone noticed his batting abilities during this series. Following this, in 2010-11 Ashes, he was given the role of more of a batsman. After 2011, Smith returned in 2013 to India. In 2013 Ashes, Smith got his maiden century. He got his maiden ODI century in Sharjah against Pakistan in 2014. He scored heavily in the World Cup 2015. His century in the semi-final and a half-century in the final helped his team to win the World Cup. He has also played the league cricket tournaments like the IPL and BBL.
During the South Africa tour, Smith along with Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft and Vice-Captain David Warner was found guilty of tampering the ball in the 3rd test match in March 2018. Cricket Australia banned Smith from International and Domestic Cricket for 12 months. He will not be eligible for a leadership role for another year after the ban ends. Due to this incident, the IPL team Rajasthan Royals terminated his contract for the 2018 season.
Awards and Achievements
Steve Smith was the ‘ICC Cricketer of the Year’ in 2015. He has won ‘ICC Test Player of the Year’ 2 times in 2015 and 2017. He is the only player to win it more than once. He was selected to be a part of ICC ODI team in 2015 and ICC Test Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Twice he has won the Allan Border Medal and Australian Test Player. He reached the Test batting rating of 947 points in December 2017, only behind Don Bradman’s 961.
Net Worth of Steve Smith
The estimated net worth of Steve Smith is $25 Million. He made this fortune by playing all the three formats for Australia. His assets are due to the IPL, BBL, Australian Central Contract, match fees. Also, he has won many men of the match and the man of the series awards and got a hefty amount from that.
Steve Smith could be one of the greatest cricketers of all time if he could avoid controversies such as ball tampering in the future. He is one of the most prolific batsmen around the globe at this time. Hopefully, he will make a strong comeback after serving the ban.