Smith signs off in 16th spot

2014-03-06 12:37

Cape Town - Graeme Smith signed off on his impressive Test career in 16th place in the latest ICC batting standings.

Smith reached a career high of second position after his match-winning century against England in Johannesburg in January 2010. That was also when he achieved a best-ever 843 ratings points.

He ends his ODI career in 42nd position on the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen. Smith spent 57 matches and 160 days as the top-ranked batsman in ODI cricket between March and August 2008. He achieved a best-ever ratings points of 784 in November 2005.

In Twenty20 International cricket he spent 31 matches and 415 days in the No 1 position on the ICC Player Rankings for T20 batsmen. He first went atop in February 2006 and last was in the top position in September 2007.


  • cornu.perold - 2014-03-06 13:31

    I wonder which idiot will again question or dispute the class of this man. Certainly no-one who knows anything about the game of cricket....

      JamesBlacksmith - 2014-03-06 13:34

      5,3,9,14,10,4 nuff said.

      Foc Us - 2014-03-06 14:34

      lol well said Skrap Nel!! lmga

      David McCallum - 2014-03-06 15:12

      james that's 1 series ,so Clarke was also useless before his 161 because his scores were worse than smith .don't be an idiot all your life .

      JamesBlacksmith - 2014-03-06 15:36

      @David Clarke averaged 34 in this series, a disappointing result for him. Then again, he came through when it really mattered. Smith averaged 7. Let's not compare the two.

      Michael Morris - 2014-03-08 15:52

      @James the range of your IQ during any given period per day.

  • Eugene OnAir - 2014-03-06 14:32

    @JamesBlackSmith > Errr, check the records their son. He's the most successful captain in the game's history. As they say, small things amuse small minds. I am more than certain he silenced you on more than just a few occassions. ENOUGH SAID. <

      Ina Pajamas - 2014-03-06 14:42

      Small things amuse small minds? Dont forget, the atom amused Einstein ;)

      Nceba Mbane - 2014-03-06 15:13

      @In your pyjamas. It was not the atom that amused Albert, but its power, effect and role in stuff. Thats not small.

      Michael Morris - 2014-03-08 15:53

      Well said Nceba.

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