Odean Smith is a Jamaican all-rounder cricketer. He is a right-hand batsman and Right arm Fast medium bowler. He won the Player of the Match award in his debut match in IPL 2022.
Odean Smith was born on Friday, 1 November 1996 (age 26 years; as of 2022) in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He completed his formal education in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Odean belongs to the Smith family of Jamaica.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about Odean’s parents and siblings.
Odean Smith is unmarried.
List-A (One Day)
Smith made his List A debut for West Indies U-19 in the Regional Super50 Tournament 2015. He then represented West Indies U-19 in the World Cup 2016, held in Bangladesh, though he got to play only 2 matches and scored a total of 18 runs.
He made his Twenty20 debut for Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2017 Caribbean Premier League on 8 August 2017.
First Class (Test Match)
He made his first-class debut for Jamaica in the 2017–18 Regional Four-Day Competition against Trinidad and Tobago on 7 December 2017.
Odean Smith made his One Day International debut against Ireland on 8 January 2022 at Sabina Park, Kingston stadium during Ireland tour of the United States of America and West Indies. He helped the West Indies team to win the match by scoring 18/8 runs with a strike rate of 225 and taking 2/31 wickets with an economy rate of 5.03. In the second and third matches of the series, he scored 56/19 and 20/10 runs respectively.
Smith made his T-20 debut against Pakistan on 2 April 2018 during the West Indies tour of Pakistan. His first international wicket was of Hussain Talat; he bowled 4 overs with an economy rate of 10.0.
Indian Premier League (IPL)
Smith made his IPL debut in 2022 when the Punjab Kings acquired his services for Rs 6 Cr. He played his first match on 27 March 2022 against the Royal Challengers of Bengaluru. Punjab Kings won the toss and decided to bowl; Odean Smith bowled 4 overs and gave 52 runs with an economy rate of 13 but he saved the team at the time of batting when he scored 25/8 runs with a strike rate of 312.5. Punjab Kings won that match and Odean Smith became the Player of the Match in his T-20 debut.
In the 2022 season of IPL, Odean played 6 matches. He took a 4-wicket haul in a match against Mumbai Indians in 3 overs and helped the team to win the match. In 2023, he was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs 50 Lacs.
Other Twenty-20 Franchise
In May 2018, Smith was selected for the Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team in the Professional Cricket League draft, just before the 2018–19 season. In June 2020, he was selected by Jamaica, in the players’ draft hosted by Cricket West Indies ahead of the 2020–21 domestic season.
In July 2020, he was named in the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. In the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021, Smith was the joint-highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets from 11 games for Guyana Amazon Warriors.
In November 2021, Smith was selected to play for the Dambulla Giants following the players’ draft for the 2021 Lanka Premier League.
- Player of the Match (Punjab Kings) – Indian Premier League 2022
- ICC U-19 World Cup 2016
- Player: Brian Lara, AB de Villiers
- Idol: Andre Russell
- Odean’s full name is Odean Fabian Smith.
- His jersey number in Punjab Kings IPL 2022 was 15 and in the West Indies team is 58.
- He can throw the ball above 150 kmph. He broke Keemo Paul and Chris Gayle’s cricket bat with his fast delivery in CPL (Caribbean Premier League) T20.
- Odean Smith hit 5 sixes in an over of Migael Pretorius in the Caribbean Premier League T20 2022. He scored a total of 32 runs in that one over. YouTube – CPL T20
- Odean was a net bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, UAE.
- He was trained in cricket by the coach Barely Fox of Jamaica.
- In his first-ever ODI, Smith hit an 84-metre six at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, which dented teammate Sheldon Cottrell’s Range Rover. YouTube – Shivang Saini