Ian Smith (New Zealand cricketer)
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.
|Full name||Ian David Stockley Smith|
|Born||28 February 1957|
Nelson, New Zealand
|Relations||Jarrod Smith (son)|
|Test debut (cap 148)||28 November 1980 v Australia|
|Last Test||10 February 1992 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 38)||25 November 1980 v Australia|
|Last ODI||21 March 1992 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 25 March 2017
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. 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.
Currently Smith works a radio announcer on Radio Live SPORT 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. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on Sky Sports and Test Match Special in the UK during New Zealand tours of England.
- New Zealand v India, 1989/90, 3rd Test. Cricinfo.com (26 February 1990). Retrieved on 2018-05-27.
- London Gazette (supplement), No. 53528, 30 December 1993. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- LiveSPORT Sport Radio Station. Radiolivesport.co.nz. Retrieved on 27 May 2018.