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Ian Smith

New Zealand|Wicketkeeper Batter
Ian Smith
INTL CAREER: 1980 - 1992
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Full Name

Ian David Stockley Smith

Born

February 28, 1957, Nelson, Nelson

Age

67y

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Bowler

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Other

Commentator

A compact and efficient wicketkeeper, and a dogged late-order batsman, Ian Smith succeeded Warren Lees in the New Zealand side in Australia in 1980-81 and aside from a prolonged absence through injury in 1981-82, was a regular for more than a decade thereafter. His finest hour came at Auckland in 1990-91 when, arriving at the crease with New Zealand on 131 for 7 against India, he cracked a remarkable 173 off 136 balls including 24 off one over from Atul Wassan. It was the highest score by a Test No. 9. In 1991-92 he held seven catches in an innings against Sri Lanka, retiring after the World Cup that same season. He moved effortlessly into the commentary box and now travels the world in that capacity.
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Ian Smith Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests638817181517325.56287363.172623171688
ODIs987716105562*17.29106199.4303--815
FC17825042557017326.77--624--41736
List A1531272218757017.85--05--13712

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests6311850---1.66-000
ODIs98------------
FC178-81380---2.81-000
List A153-462022/112/1110.002.6023.0000
Ian David Stockley Smith

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