PRESS RELEASE – West Indies opener Devon Smith is excited and focused as he prepares for the second Test match against England at the Grenada National Stadium.
The 33-year-old left-hander is set to become the first Grenadian to play a Test match on home soil when the game bowls off on Tuesday.
Smith played well in the first Test – with a defiant 65 off 175 balls in over three hours — in the second innings as West Indies showed resilience to earn a draw at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.
“I’m feeling relaxed and ready as I look forward to Tuesday. I will become the first Grenadian to play a Test match at home so for me this is something special. I will be confident when I walk down the steps to take that first ball and I know the people here will back me and the entire West Indies team,” Smith said.
“This will be a dream for me. My entire family will be here to support me. I grew up dreaming of playing for the West Indies, and to play a Test match in Grenada is something I will remember for a very long time.”
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Mon 13 to Fri 17: 1st Test – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua – MATCH DRAWN
Tue 21 to Sat 25: 2nd Test – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
Fri 1 to Tue 5: 3rd Test – Kensington Oval, Barbados