Author(s): Steve Smith; Brian Murgatroyd (As told to)
The Journey is Steve Smith's account of his life and career to date. From childhood backyard cricket with mates and family, and net sessions with his dad that laid the foundations for his later success, Steve traces the influences and events that started him on his cricket journey. He takes us inside his quest to play cricket at the highest level, from formative club and grade games, to his first overseas experiences, and finally to state cricket and the Australian squad. It's a journey with both ups and downs, where valuable and lasting lessons were learned from the successes and, more importantly, the failures. And Steve compellingly describes the key moments that shaped him into the cricketer and leader he is today, from his definitive hundred at Centurion in South Africa, to the soul-searching and resolve that accompanied the Australian team's lowest point in the 2016 Hobart Test, to the epic 2017 series in India. The Journey is a revealing and fascinating insight into Steve Smith-the cricketer and the man.
Steve Smith was born in 1989. In 2010 he made his Test debut as a legspinner who batted at No.8; by the time he was named Australia's captain in 2015 he was the No.1 Test batsman in the world and no more than an occasional bowler. He currently captain's Australia across all three formats of the game.