Dwayne Smith declares retirement from international cricket

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Dwayne Smith, 33, a Caribbean all-rounder, more prominently known for his batting, has announced retirement from all three formats of the international cricket. The declaration has come amidst the in-progress Pakistan Super League, of which Smith is part of.

Smith, who is very active in the T20 league domain across the world, made his last appearance in the international side for West Indies two years back in 2015 in a World Cup match against UAE in Napier, New Zealand.

Smith got to make his international debut against South Africa in 2004, when Marlon Samuels, another star all-rounder in the Caribbean squad, had to leave the series midway facing a knee-injury. In the very first match, Smith made an impressive knock scoring an unbeaten century, helping the West Indies side turn the match into a draw. However, the magic from Smith’s bat could not last long and he ended up playing only ten test matches scoring 320 runs with a modest average of 24.61. Smith played his last international test match in March 2006 but continued playing in the ODI and T20I formats of the game.

Smith has had more impactful performances in the limited overs format, which resulted into his selection in the 50 overs World Cup squad of 2007 and 2015 and also in T20 World Cup team in 2007, 2012 and 2014.

Smith, hasn’t been a part of the West Indies international team since last two years, but has an active participation in the domestic and international T20 leagues across the world. Smith has been a part of four Indian Premiere League franchisees, where currently he is playing for Gujarat Lions. Smith has also been a part of his country’s own Caribbean Premiere leagues, Pakistan and Bangladesh’s premiere leagues and the NatWest Blast played in England.

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