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

65y 277d

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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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test638817181517325.56287363.172623171688
ODI987716105562*17.29106199.4303815
FC17825042557017326.7762441736
List A1531272218757017.850513712
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6311850---1.66-000
ODI98------------
FC17881380---2.81-000
List A153462022/112/1110.002.6023.0000
Ian David Stockley Smith
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