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2015-16 Tap N Play cricket Steve Smith superstars SS01

2015-16 Tap N Play cricket Steve Smith superstars SS01

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The best and most consistent player in world cricket over the last 5 years.

Could cement his place as one of the all time greats when he is finished

Card is NRMT/MT condition

 

Courtesy of FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA (DEC 2016)

BRADMAN, SMITH, DAYLIGHT AT THE MCG

Don Bradman remains the king of the MCG, having averaged a phenomenal 128.53 across 17 innings at the venue.

But Smith isn’t doing too bad an impression of Bradman. Playing his eighth Test innings in Melbourne, Smith’s average at Australia’s most famous sports venue ballooned to 114.60* when he raised his century on day four.

Among players who have batted at least five times at the ground, only Bradman has averaged more.

The Australian skipper is the only man since World Series cricket to average in excess of 100 at the ground – minimum five innings – with Shane Watson (73.85 across nine innings) boasting the next best average.

Below are the ten highest MCG Test averages

Don Bradman: 1671 runs at 128.53

Steve Smith: 573 at 114.60*

Herbert Sutcliffe: 724 at 103.42

Bob Cowper: 506 at 101.20

Jack Gregory: 416 at 83.20

Ken Barrington: 245 at 81.66

Bill Lawry: 1023 at 78.69

Shane Watson: 517 at 73.85

Majid Khan: 499 at 71.28

Jack Hobbs: 1178 at 69.29

ELITE COMPANY

Smith’s career tally stood at 4604 runs when he reached triple figures on Thursday.

That’s a remarkable tally considering he’s only playing his 49th Test and started his international career as a spin-bowling all-rounder, batting at No.8 and No.9 on debut.

Only three players have scored more runs in their first 49 Tests – Leonard Hutton (4654 at 59.67), Sunil Gavaskar (4713 at 56.11) and Don Bradman (6753 at 100.79).

The next highest run-scorer at the 49-Test mark is Smith’s teammate David Warner (4467 at 51.34).

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson had 4128 runs to his name after 49 Tests, India’s Virat Kohli had 3463 and England’s Joe Root had 4231.

Below are the ten highest run-scorers at the 49-Test mark.

Don Bradman: 6753 at 100.79

Sunil Gavaskar: 4713 at 56.11

Leonard Hutton: 4654 at 59.67

Steve Smith: 4604 at 59.79*

Everton Weekes: 4445 at 58.62 (48 Tests)

Jack Hobbs: 4437 at 59.96

Matthew Hayden: 4391 at 58.55

Kevin Pietersen: 4333 at 50.91

Garfield Sobers: 4248 at 57.42

Smith also sits third on the list for most centuries after 49 Tests, level with Hayden on 17.

Below are the top ten century-scorers after 49 Tests

Don Bradman: 28 centuries

Sunil Gavaskar: 19

Matthew Hayden: 17

Steve Smith: 17

Neil Harvey: 16

David Warner: 16

Herbert Sutcliffe: 16

Kevin Pietersen: 15

Everton Weekes: 15 (48 Tests)

Clyde Walcott: 15 (44 Tests)

ANOTHER YEAR TO REMEMBER

Smith’s fourth century of 2016 propelled him to No. 7 among international Test run-scorers - and, with the exception of Virat Kohli, he has played fewer innings than anyone in the top six.

Smith is comfortably the leading Australian Test run-scorer this year and possesses the second best average internationally of anyone with a minimum of 325 runs this calendar year.

The leading run-scorer in Test cricket this year, Joe Root, has batted 14 more innings than Smith and possesses an average almost 20 points lower at the time of the Australian’s century at the MCG.

These are the leading Test run-scorers in 2016:

Joe Root: 1477 runs at 49.23

Jonny Bairstow: 1470 runs at 58.80

Alastair Cook: 1270 runs at 42.33

Virat Kohli: 1215 runs at 75,93

Azhar Ali: 1155 runs at 64.16

Moeen Ali: 1078 runs at 46.86

Steve Smith: 1014 runs at 67.60*

Ben Stokes: 904 runs at 45.20

Cheteshwar Pujara: 836 runs at 55.73

Usman Khawaja: 753 runs at 47.06

Kane Williamson: 753 runs at 47.06

*At the time of his MCG century

 

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