Smith retires from One-Days

Former Windies batsman Dwayne Smith will retire from domestic one-day cricket  ahead of this month’s Regional Super50.

The 33-year-old said he was no longer a part of the selectors plans and though he was hurt by not being able to finish his career at home in this year’s 50-overs tournament, he had little choice but to call it quits.

Barbados and Antigua will host the 2017 Super50 from January 24 to February 18.

Smith has garnered 3500 runs from 183 List A games at an average of 23 but had a disappointing outing in last year’s Super50 when he managed just 116 runs from eight innings at an average of 14.

Pride reached the final before losing out to eventual champions Trinidad Red Force.

The right-handed Smith, a fixture on the international Twenty20 circuit, said he had been encouraged to end his Pride career at home and was hurt he could not bow out in this way.

Smith’s international career has been over for some time. He has not played a One-Day International or T20 International for West Indies in two years, and said he had accepted this reality even though nothing formal had been communicated.

He made 1560 runs in 105 ODIs and 582 runs in 33 T20s.

3 Responses to Smith retires from One-Days

  1. Whitehill January 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    This boy should’ve been out of cricket a long time ago, Dwayne Smith is not dissimilar to all of these punk black men born some time in the late ’70s to the present. this is the period where young black men seem hell bent on squandering all opportunities given.
    Take your gold chains, sun glasses and go to hell fool!
    At a time when those great cricketers of yore had less to work with made us all proud, now you silly little goats with so much information at your disposal go on to the field and lets these white and brown skin men intimidate all of you.

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  2. bumpydino January 4, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    whitehill thats a bit ruff lol.but mostly true. a batsman with 23 and 14 avg. whats a send off .oh what a joke. come on dwayne ,100 in your fist test and never again/ . you want a send off ok

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  3. Whitehill January 5, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Bumpydino, the truth must be spoken, too often we as a people look to cast blame on others for our lowly state even though we have been here for as long as others who have now progressed way beyond us.
    Too often I have listened to the West Indians fans/people place all the blame on the selectors or powers that be in cricket when in fact; its these little punk ass boy/men who refuse to step to the crease and take guard.
    For about two decades now with the exception of Brian Lara, we can’t find a few good black men to make us proud.
    Hell, I saw better cricketers playing on the road with coconut limb bats inWhite Hill, St. Andrew. The same road this fool government refused to repair.

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