Dwayne Romel Smith
(born 12 April 1983, Storey Gap
, St Michael
) is a West Indies all-rounder
who has played Tests
and One Day Internationals
. He is a hard hitting right-handed batsman, bowls right arm medium pace
, and is an athletic fielder.
Smith made a run-a-ball 105 not out
on Test debut against South Africa
. His 93 ball hundred was the fastest ever by a debutant in Test cricket. It was the 3rd time that a batsman from Barbados has made a debut century, after Conrad Hunte
and Gordon Greenidge
. He however failed to make a half-century in his 9 Tests since, with his second-highest Test score of 42 coming against the bottom-ranked Bangladesh
Against a the touring Bangladeshis in May 2004, Smith scored 103 not out off 70 balls in a game for the West Indies Board XI.
In one-day cricket, Smith has managed to have a strike rate
of over 100 after 60 ODI games. He has two one-day half-centuries, 62 not out against Bangladesh and 68 at the 2005 Indian Oil Cup
. His best figures with the ball are 5/45, made against India in Kuala Lumpur.
He had joined the IPL franchise of the Mumbai Indians in the absence of fellow West Indian Dwayne Bravo. He was latter bought by IPL franchise Deccan Chargers for the Season II of the League.
He was in the strange situation that both Sussex Sharks and the IPL Franchise Deccan Chargers had qualified for the 2009 T20 Champions League, potentially leaving him in the situation that he may have had a choice to make in terms... Read More