Smith retires from international cricket

Smith has bid international cricket adieu

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West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

Smith’s decision was based on the fact that he has been unable to find a place in the national team since the 2015 World Cup, where the West Indies were knocked out in the quarter-finals by co-hosts New Zealand.

Smith made his international debut in January 2004, but became more of a limited overs specialist as his career progressed.

The 33-year-old only featured in 10 Test matches and scored 320 runs, which included one century, at an average of 24.61.

As for his ODI career, the Barbados native played in 105 ODIs and accumulated 1,560 runs, which included eight half-centuries, at an average of 18.57.

He also represented the West Indies in 33 Twenty20 Internationals and made 582 runs, which included three fifties, at an average of 18.18.

With his international career over, Smith is likely to feature in as many domestic Twenty20 tournaments around the world as possible as he played for Islamabad United in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

His next assignment will be the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he will ply his trade for the Gujarat Lions.

 

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