ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Steve Smith of Australia walks from the field after being dismissed during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Former Australian captain Steve Smith will continue his comeback to competitive cricket, this time in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) next month after signing up to replace Shakib Al Hasan in the Twenty 20 league.

Smith has already competed in the Global T20 Canada League, which marked his return to international and state cricket after a 12 month ban.

Remarkably still the number one ranked test batsman in the world, Smith replaces Shakib in the Barbados Tridents side after the Bangladeshi all-rounder became unavailable for the tournament, organisers explained.

“It is a huge blow to lose Shakib for the tournament but in Steve Smith we have a truly world-class replacement who can help to bring power to our batting line-up,” Tridents coach Robin Singh said in a news release.

“As a man who has played cricket at the highest level all over the world, we are very confident that Smith will be a big success with the Tridents.”

David Warner, Smith’s former vice captain will line up in the CPL having replaced D’Arcy Short at the St.Lucia Stars when the all-rounder was called up by Australia A.