Dwayne Smith made his Test debut for West Indies in January 2004 at Cape Town against a South African attack led by Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini. Neither the occasion, nor the venue, nor the reputation of the bowlers fazed him – and Smith reeled off a 93-ball debut century in the fourth innings that ensured a draw for West Indies and ended a run of seven consecutive defeats for them in South Africa. The bright start was a false dawn, and Smith’s last Test for West Indies was in 2006, having never crossed 50 after his debut. He did, however, forge a more successful career in limited-overs cricket with his combination of ferocious hitting and useful medium pace. In just his fifth ODI innings, Smith came in at Number 6 against England and blasted 44 off 28 balls to secure an unlikely win for West Indies. Picked for the 2007 ODI World Cup after a lean patch, he justified selection with a Man of the Match all-round show against Pakistan in the opening match, slamming a 15-ball 32 and grabbing 3 for 36. Smith endured a long spell away from national selection after an irresponsible heave cost West Indies a win against Zimbabwe by 2 runs in 2010. He only returned two years later, picked for the Twenty20 side. Away from the national set-up Smith played for Sussex on a Kolpak deal, and has represented Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.