Sunday, 24 September 2017

Dwayne Smith retires from international cricket

Dwayne Smith PSL

DUBAI: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith announced retirement from international cricket. Smith, who is currently playing for Islamabad United in Pakistan Super Dwayne SmithLeague, announced the decision before the play-off against Karachi Kings. The last match in which he represented West Indies was an ODI against United Arab Emirates (UAE) in World Cup 2015. The cricketer, who is known for his batting, made his debut in a test match against South Africa in January 2004.  In his maiden match, he captured everyone’s attention by scoring a century in the final innings. As a result, West Indies drew the match and ended their losing streak against South Africa. Previously, West Indies has lost seven consecutive test matches against South Africa. During his career, Smith has played 105 ODIs and scored 1,560 runs at a strike rate of 92.69. He also took 61 wickets in ODIs. He has also represented West Indies in two world cups in 2007 and 2015. After West Indies’ early exit in 2007, Smith partially retired from ODIs and T20Is. He eventually made his return in 2010. He has played 33 T20Is and scored only 582 runs at 18.18 with a strike rate of 122.78. He has been a popular cricketer and has played for franchises in the PSL, Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League among others.

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