Ian Smith (New Zealand cricketer)

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Ian Smith
MBE
Personal information
Full nameIan David Stockley Smith
Born (1957-02-28) 28 February 1957 (age 62)
Nelson, New Zealand
BattingRight-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Relations Jarrod Smith (son)
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  148)28 November 1980 v  Australia
Last Test10 February 1992 v  England
ODI debut(cap  38)25 November 1980 v  Australia
Last ODI21 March 1992 v  Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1977/78–1986/87 Central Districts
1987/88–1991/92 Auckland
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches6398178153
Runs scored1,8151,0555,5701,875
Batting average 25.5617.2926.7717.85
100s/50s2/60/36/240/5
Top score17362* 17370
Balls bowled1808146
Wickets 002
Bowling average 10.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match0
Best bowling2/11
Catches/stumpings 168/881/5417/36137/12
Source: Cricinfo, 25 March 2017

Ian David Stockley Smith MBE (born 28 February 1957) is a New Zealand cricket commentator and former cricketer. He played as a wicket-keeper for New Zealand throughout the 1980s and part of the 1990s.

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International career

Smith has one of the highest ever strike rates as a batsman for One Day Internationals – 99 runs per 100 balls faced. He also holds the record for the highest score in Tests for a batsman coming in at number nine, which is 173 off 136 balls, scored against India at Eden Park in 1990. [1] During the innings, he became joint holder of the record for most runs scored off a six-ball Test over, striking 24 runs off Atul Wassan.

Legacy

In the 1994 New Year Honours, Smith was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to cricket. [2]

After cricket

Currently Smith works a radio announcer on Radio Live SPORT [3] as a breakfast host and is also a commentator for SKY Sport (in New Zealand, commentating on both rugby union and cricket). As a cricket commentator he has also worked on television commentary at numerous ICC tournaments including the World Twenty20 and Cricket World Cup calling the crucial final ball as England beat New Zealand in the final at Lords. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on Sky Sports and Test Match Special in the UK during New Zealand tours of England.

Smith took an active role in presenting the Rugby World Cup on Sky in New Zealand.[ when? ]

His son Jarrod Smith is a football player who has appeared for the New Zealand national team.

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