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.
“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.