Will Smeed announced himself as a promising young batsman when he made his debut in professional cricket for Somerset in the 2020 Vitality Blast.
Smeed was recognized as a talent to watch during his time in Somerset's academy, where he honed his cricketing skills.
Smeed attended King's College Taunton, where he shared the same boarding house with Tom Banton, another talented cricketer.
Smeed made his debut for England Lions, and showcased his batting prowess by scoring 90 runs off 56 balls in a match against the touring South African team.
Smeed achieved a significant milestone by hitting the Hundred's first-ever century in 2022. He accomplished this feat against the defending champions, Southern Brave, at Edgbaston.
Smeed's strong performances in the Hundred earned him a contract as an injury replacement for Birmingham Phoenix and made the cricket world notice this young talent.
In November 2022, Will Smeed made a groundbreaking decision by signing a white-ball-only contract with Somerset, effectively ending his aspirations to play first-class cricket.