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|Birth Date||12 April 1983|
A handy T20 cricketer, Dwayne Smith was likened to the great West Indies batting legend Sir Viv Richards when he arrived on the cricketing scene. Smith now also doubles up as a decent medium-pacer with more than 120 wickets to his name in first-class cricket and more than 75 scalps in T20s. He has represented West Indies in all three formats of the game, though it is in T20 cricket that he has established a fairly solid reputation of being a hard-hitting batsman who also provides a quality bowling option to his skipper. Smith’s high point in T20 cricket came in the 2009 Twenty20 Cup final in England where his innings of 59 off just 26 deliveries helped Sussex win the championship and book a place for CLT20 2009. He was also a part of the 2012 ICC World T20 winning West Indies squad.
Snapped by CSK in the 2014 IPL Player Auction from Mumbai Indians, Smith played a crucial role for the franchise in the season. He was one half of CSK’s formidable opening pair, alongside Brendon McCullum, that helped set up games in IPL 2014.