Dwayne Smith retires from all-format International Cricket

 . Last updated on March 6, 2017, 11:06 AM
Dwayne Smith retires from all-format International Cricket
Dwayne Smith has been an active player in domestic T20 leagues since 2015.
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On March 1, top West Indies cricketer, Dwayne Smith announced his retirement from international cricket. Henceforth, the all-rounder will not play any international matches of any format. The player revealed his decision before a qualifying match in PSL, where he is playing currently with Islamabad United. Dwayne Smith has been a top player in franchise T20 circles like IPL, and lately in PSL, but he has rarely played ODIs in last couple of years. It was in 2015, when he played an international match. It was in ICC Cricket World Cup Season. In the match, West Indies defeated UAE in qualifying round.

The batsman has more than a decade old career with the international team of West Indies. Smith debuted international test in 2003-04 season playing against South Africa. He smashed a century in the match to impact on the test circuit of the team. In total, Smith has played only ten test series. However, his ODI record is substantial, aggregating 1560 runs in 105 matches. Apart from batting, his stance in bowling to pick 61 wickets perfected him as an all-rounder. He made his cricket career more relevant to short format cricket. He played 33 T20 International matches along with his team to tally 582 runs at the strike rate of 122.78.

From 2007, Smith was away from the international team after getting out early from World Cup 2007 series. He came back after three years in 2010. The was with the team for three T20 Worlds cups in 2007, 2012 and 2014. Lately, the player is being busy in domestic T20 leagues. He has not made an appearance in international matches since 2015, but plunged actively in T20 league tournaments. He has been a top player in IPL, where he played four seasons back-to-back. He was a regular player in tournaments like CPL, BPL and the NatWest Blast of England.

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