Former Australian captain Steven Smith achieved another milestone in his batting career. He becomes the top 10 highest run-getter in Test cricket format.
The 30 -year old batsman in his career-high mentioned by Chappel who is the former skipper of the Australian cricket team. In the boxing day test series against New Zeland, he achieved this target with the help of single taken in 51st over. Smith in the second-best batsman in the ICC test batsman list. The number one position is held by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He is consistently rated as one of the top-ranked Test batsmen in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings.
Steve Smith has appeared in World Cup 2019 after a gap in 2018-19. He played his first match Afganistnistan. In the World Cup 2019, he scored 379 runs and created a record for making consecutive four 50 in World Cup knockouts. Later then he appeared in Ashes that has been played against England. Then he scored a huge 774 runs. The right-handed batsman first appeared in IPL in the calendar year of 2010 in replacement of Jesse Ryder for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Interestingly he went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction and later than called up by Pune Warriors India for replacement of Mitchel Marsh.
The record of most run scored for the Australian team in test cricket is held by Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Ponting has played a total number of 168 test matches in which he scored 13,378 runs which include 41 centuries, 6 double hundreds and 62 half-centuries. The record of most runs scored in Test cricket is being held, Sachin Tendulkar. In 200 matches Tendulkar who played for India has scored 15921 runs, which includes 51 centuries, which also a world record to be broken.
Steven Smith has played 72 Test matches ou of which he scored 7149 runs on average of 63.83. If he can play three to four years more at this rate then he can break many world records, added by Chappel.