Devon Sheldon Smith

West Indies Devon Sheldon Smith

Plays for West Indies
Age 35 years 363 days
Born October 21, 1981, Hermitage, Sauters, St Patrick, Grenada
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
A belligerent left-handed opening batsman from Grenada, Devon Smith was drafted into the West Indies squad ahead of the Test series against India in March 2002, after making 750 runs for Windward Islands in the Busta Cup, though he made his debut 13 months later against a far tougher opponent. In his first Test, against Australia, Smith scored a blazing 62 in a losing cause, but failed to score in the next Test. A good eye compensates for his lack of footwork and throughout the series he showed promise, but it wasn't enough, and he was dropped to smooth off the rough edges. In 2004, he was selected to open against England, and he immediately pulled his team out of a hole with a stroke-filled century. But just as he began to settle into a groove, a freak net injury left him with a fractured thumb, and he missed the next two Tests. He was axed after another failure in the Test series against Australia in 2005-06 and spent two years in the wilderness. He returned to play in the one-dayers against India in 2006-07 and was picked for the World Cup squad where his form was solid rather than spectacular. He failed to move out of first gear against England in 2007, and he followed with a horror tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa that was only saved by his ODI career-best 91 in Johannesburg.
Major Teams Affiliated With
West Indies Southern Windward Islands St Lucia Zouks
West Indies A West Indies Under-19s Windward Islands

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 21 7 0 56 29.79 135 3903 8 139 142
firstClass 55 29 0 200 38.05 212 12025 19 335 185
T20Is 2 0 0 1 5 22 33.83 61 203 0 6 6
ODIs 5 1 0 13 9 110 24.62 107 1059 2 45 47
tests 6 1 0 30 0 228 24.50 108 1593 2 67 38

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 4.75 61.00 1/18 1/18 1 61 77 142
firstClass 0 0 0 2.92 57.80 2/33 5 289 592 185
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 6
ODIs 0 0 0 6.00 - - - 0 17 17 2 47
tests 0 0 0 3.00 - - - 0 3 6 1 38
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