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Devon Smith
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Devon Smith

West Indies|Opening batter
Devon Smith

INTL CAREER: 2003 - 2018

Full Name

Devon Sheldon Smith

Born

October 21, 1981, Hermitage, Sauters, St Patrick, Grenada

Age

39y 208d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Opening batter

relations

(nephew)

TEAMS

A belligerent left-handed opening batsman from Grenada, Devon Smith was drafted into the West Indies squad ahead of the Test series against India in March 2002, after making 750 runs for Windward Islands in the Busta Cup, though he made his debut 13 months later against a far tougher opponent. In his first Test, against Australia, Smith scored a blazing 62 in a losing cause, but failed to score in the next Test. A good eye compensates for his lack of footwork and throughout the series he showed promise, but it wasn't enough, and he was dropped to smooth off the rough edges. In 2004, he was selected to open against England, and he immediately pulled his team out of a hole with a stroke-filled century. But just as he began to settle into a groove, a freak net injury left him with a fractured thumb, and he missed the next two Tests. He was axed after another failure in the Test series against Australia in 2005-06 and spent two years in the wilderness. He returned to play in the one-dayers against India in 2006-07 and was picked for the World Cup squad where his form was solid rather than spectacular. He failed to move out of first gear against England in 2007, and he followed with a horror tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa that was only saved by his ODI career-best 91 in Johannesburg.

He was dropped again in 2009, but came back to prominence during the 2011 World Cup during which he opened in the absence of an injured Adrian Barath. Smith scored his maiden one-day hundred in West Indies' group match against Ireland and got two more half-centuries in the tournament.


Will Luke and Cricinfo staff May 2011

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test43762176010823.78383445.90182461360
ODI47452105910724.62150670.31151109130
T20I6602036133.83161126.080222510
FC217395261468121239.7838632390
List A1671639457013529.67824680
T20363426426120.06612104.90037012150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test431630---3.00-000
ODI47217170---6.00-000
T20I6------------
FC21759228952/3357.802.92118.40000
List A167776111/181/1861.004.7577.00000
T2036------------
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Devon Smith raises his bat after getting to his fifty
Suranga Lakmal sends back Devon Smith
Dinesh Chandimal edges Devendra Bishoo wide of Devon Smith at slip
Devon Smith whips one off his hips
Devon Smith drives
Devon Smith and Kraigg Brathwaite added 59 for the first wicket