Caribbean all – rounder Dwayne Smith declared international retirement

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 | 0

Dwayne Smith who is the West Indies national team cricket has recently announced his international retirement yesterday which was so sudden matter. More than a decade ago, he played his debut Test match where he made history by scoring an amazing century. But later, his performance became poorer and could not shine properly. In last two years, his international career remained questionable. So, finally he took the hard decision and said goodbye to the international cricket.

Almost 33 years old this Windies all – rounder was familiar for his T20 experience but though he started his career with long format cricket. Due to his brilliant Test century in the debut match, he was getting so popular at the beginning. In 2004 at Cape Town, through his century, Windies team was saved against South Africa which was not easily forgotten. He made a record by making century in 93 balls in debut match but the record was later broken by Indian batsman.

Though Dwayne Smith made a destructive Test debut but later he failed to keep this performance forward. He had the lack of techniques in the long format stages and so, could not succeed later. After his debut Test, he also played nine more long format matches but could not score almost fifty runs innings so far. He played his last Test in 2006 against New Zealand at Napier and later, he was not given any chance to play with white dress.

Due to play destructive batting style and bowling line, he used to get more chance in ODI and T20I competition . Though, in ODI, his record was not so significant. He played total 105 ODI where he could not manage a single century but scored almost eight 50’s. So, according to the calculation, his total ODI score is 1560 where his average is just 18.59. On the other hand, his highest bowling figure is 5 wickets with 45 runs once and took four wickets thrice times.

At the same statistics in T20I competition also where his average is 18.18. He played 33 international T20 and made three half centuries and scored total 582 runs and took seven wickets in bowling.

After 2015 World Cup, he did not get chance to play with the national team in any formats. So, finally announced his international retirement. But, he will definitely play the different kinds of domestic league worldwide.

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