Devon Smith Biography
Devon Sheldon Smith is a West Indies cricketer who was born on 21 October 1981 in Hermitage, Grenada. He plays as an opening/ top order left handed batsman with some part time off break bowling.
He made his domestic cricket debut in a regional four-day competition against Barbados. He scored low scores in both the innings. Not only that, he was able to score just a single fifty in the entire season. But despite of his low scores he got selected for West Indies A team during 2000.
Smith made his international debut during the Australian tour in 2003. He scored a half century in the second inning of his maiden test match. He also played three out of seven ODIs during that tour but failed and could only get highest score of 26.
He was dropped from the team after that before he made a comeback against England after an impressive domestic performance.
Rise to Glory
Smith does not have great records in international cricket. But has quite good performances in domestic cricket on the basis of which he was able to make it the international level every time he was dropped from the team.
But his performance in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup stands out as he finished as the highest run getter for West Indies.
During the NatWest series in 2004, Smith was not able to perform and was dropped from the team after that till 2007.
Devon Smith represented St Lucia Zouks in the 2013 Caribbean Premier League.
In 2007 ICC World Twenty20, Smith along with Chris Gayle set the record of highest opening partnership in T20 cricket ever. They held a stand of 145 runs.