“The first centurion in Hundred’s history”, 21-year-old retired from First class Cricket even before his debut

Will Smeed is the latest prospect who is doing the rounds on social media for his huge potential. The aggressive batsman is said to be the next big thing in the sport and a player like him might go places if he maintains consistency.

Meanwhile, the youngster made the headlines after he gave up first-class cricket only to focus on white-ball cricket. He has made a move in his life as he has decided to sign white-ball contract with Somerset cricket team.

The youngster struck a deal with the English domestic cricket team till 2024 as he will extend his services for the next two years. The young cricketer recently made waves in England’s premier T20 tournament “The Hundred”.

Will Smeed gives up first-ball cricket, signs white-ball contract with Somerset

It is worth mentioning here that Will Smeed is the first centurion in The Hundred’s history. Moreover, he has played as many as 55 T20 games, including in the Pakistan Super League.

However, he has played just one List A game but hasn’t played any first-class games. Meanwhile, the youngster, in a Somerset Press Release reveals the reason why he is going to focus on white-ball cricket.

He stated that he is literally tailor-made for white-ball cricket and that he can score runs at the rate of knots. As a result, it didn’t take him much time for him to consider giving up first-ball cricket to sign white-ball deal with Somerset.

He added that after several rounds of discussions and deep thinking, he felt that he needs to completely focus his attention on limited-overs formats in a bid to become the very best player he can be in the future.

Overall, he has scored 1471 runs in the shortest format of the game with a better strike-rate of 141.66. He has struck one century and 8 fifties to his name.

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