Devon Smith

Country: West Indies
Born: October 21, 1981, Hermitage, Sauters, St Patrick, Grenada
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Devon Smith Bio

Devon Sheldon Smith is a belligerent left-handed opening batsman hailing from the beautiful island of Grenada in the West Indies. Born on December 21, 1981, Smith has made a name for himself in cricketing circles for his explosive batting style and ability to take on any bowling attack.

Smith first caught the attention of selectors when he piled up an impressive tally of 750 runs for the Windward Islands in the Busta Cup in 2002. As a result, he was called up to the West Indies squad for the Test series against India in March of the same year. However, he had to wait for his international debut for another 13 months, eventually making it against the formidable Australian team.

In his maiden Test against Australia, Smith showcased his immense talent by smashing a blazing 62 runs, even though it came in a losing cause. Unfortunately, he failed to make an impact in the subsequent Test, and his lack of footwork became a point of concern for the selectors. Despite showing promise, Smith was dropped from the team in an effort to refine his skills.

Smith made a roaring comeback in 2004 when he was selected to open against England. In that match, he played a stunning knock, rescuing his team from a challenging situation with a stroke-filled century. However, just when he was finding his rhythm, a freak net injury resulted in a fractured thumb, forcing him to miss the next two Tests. This setback saw him being axed from the team after an underwhelming performance in the Test series against Australia in 2005-06, pushing him into a two-year exile.

He finally marked his return in the one-day internationals against India in 2006-07 and was subsequently included in the World Cup squad. Although his performances were solid rather than spectacular during the tournament, Smith failed to truly impress against England in 2007. His tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa was no better, except for his career-best ODI score of 91 in Johannesburg, which played a vital role in salvaging his form.

Smith faced another setback in 2009 when he was dropped from the team. However, he made a stunning comeback during the 2011 World Cup, filling in for the injured Adrian Barath as an opening batsman. Smith truly shined during this tournament, scoring his maiden one-day international century against Ireland and adding two more half-centuries to his tally.

Though his international career has seen ups and downs, and he has endured periods of being in and out of the team, Smith’s aggressive playing style and ability to take on any bowling attack remain his defining qualities. With a strong cricketing record to his name, including multiple centuries and half-centuries, Smith has undeniably made a mark in West Indies cricket.

Off the field, Smith is known for his humble and down-to-earth persona. He is highly regarded by his teammates for his work ethic, leadership skills, and dedication to the sport. Smith continues to inspire young cricketers in Grenada and beyond, leaving his mark as one of the finest left-handed opening batsmen the West Indies has produced.

Devon Smith Career Stats

Devon Smith Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 43 76 2 1760 108 23.78 3834 45.9 1 8 246 1 36 0
T20Is 6 6 0 203 61 33.83 161 126.08 0 2 22 5 1 0
ODIs 47 45 2 1059 107 24.62 1506 70.31 1 5 110 9 13 0
FC 222 404 26 14854 212 39.29 - - 38 64 - - 242 0
List A 167 163 9 4570 135 29.67 - - 8 24 - - 68 0
T20s 36 34 2 642 61 20.06 612 104.9 0 3 70 12 15 0

Devon Smith Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 43 1 6 3 0 - - - 3 - 0 0 0
T20Is 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 47 2 17 17 0 - - - 6 - 0 0 0
FC 222 - 604 297 5 2/33 - 59.4 2.95 120.8 0 0 0
List A 167 - 77 61 1 1/18 1/18 61 4.75 77 0 0 0
T20s 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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