3 International cricket world records Steve Smith might break in 2023

Having started out as a spinner, Steve Smith pulled off one of the biggest turnarounds in the game of cricket by becoming an elite batter. After he found his groove with the bat, there has been no stopping Steve Smith. He has scored runs all across the globe. Recently, the Australian cricketer did go through a barren run in his career but then, he did not take long to make a comeback. 2023 will be a crucial year in his career. On that note, here, we take a look at three International cricket world records Steve Smith might break in 2023.

1) Fastest to 9000 Test runs – 172 Innings (Kumar Sangakkara)

At the moment, Steve Smith has 8543 runs in 161 innings. He was the fastest to reach 8000 runs in the five-day format and he is all set to tick the box related to 9000 Test runs, as well.

Steve Smith has around 10 innings to break Sangakkara‘s record. Considering Steve Smith will play games in India and England, he could easily overtake the former Sri Lankan cricketer.

2) Most Test Hundreds in a series – 5 (CL Walcott)

Most Test centuries in a series is one of the International cricket world records Steve Smith might break in 2023. Against India a few years ago, Steve Smith made four centuries. The world record for the most number of centuries in a series is five.

Smith will be a part of two long Test tournaments, against India and England, in 2023. Considering he has returned back to form, he can break this record.

3) Most centuries combined across formats in a calendar year – 12 (Sachin Tendulkar)

Back in 1998, Sachin Tendulkar scored 12 centuries across formats. In 2017 and 2018, Virat Kohli came close to this record by hitting 11 centuries. However, this year, Steve Smith can break the record.

Tests and ODIs are the best formats for Steve Smith. With the 50-over World Cup happening in 2023, most teams will play a lot of ODIs. Steve Smith will also play in two long Test series in 2023. Moreover, Smith has already hit one century in 2023. Therefore, if he is in form, he can beat Sachin’s record.

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