As Jon Anderson on 3AW mentioned this morning Australia has played one-man-short in the completed ODI against England. Steve Smith is not a ODI, let alone a T20 cricketer, he is a champion test cricketer but because he does not hit the ball hard or high enough he has not adapted to the modern short games of cricket. Once again in Perth last night, he only scored 12 runs from 23 balls, whereas a cricketers of less ability in test matches, such as Stoinis, Paine, Head and Maxwell all scored at a far faster rate, whilst making more runs.
Placing the ball to get a single or two here and there, is great for test cricket, but is not the way the modern game ODI or T20 are played. The Poms have shown that in the recent ODI.
I doubt he will ever get $2.4 million again playing IPL again.