CPL 2018: Steve Smith to replace Shakib Al Hasan at Barbados Tridents

first_imgSteve Smith will play his second T20 tournament after the ball-tampering scandal which led him to being banned from Australian cricket.Smith signed with Barbados Tridents which plays in Caribbean Premier League and will replace Shakib al Hasan who would no longer available for the tournament.Smith has played 64 Tests, 108 ODIs and 30 T20 Internationals for Australia and is currently the number one ranked Test batsman in the world.”With more than 3000 T20 runs, including a century and 11 fifties, Smith brings a huge amount of experience to the Tridents squad,” Barbados Tridents said in a statement.BREAKING NEWS : Steve Smith joins @BIMTridents for #CPL18 Welcome to the party @stevesmith49 Read more https://t.co/fWm4O0g0hN #BiggestPartyInSport pic.twitter.com/lcRCWJiZ4RCPL T20 (@CPL) July 25, 2018The Tridents get their season underway with an away trip to the Guyana Amazon Warriors on 12 August before a match against St Lucia Stars on 17 August. The Tridents will then play Jamaica Tallawahs in Lauderhill, USA before playing five matches at Kensington Oval, Barbados between 25 August and 2 September.The tournament will get underway on 8 August, with Barbados beginning their campaign against Guyana Amazon Warriors on 11 August. The tournament will go on till 16 September.”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 lineup. 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,” said Tridents coach Robin Singh about the signing of Smith.advertisementSteve Smith last played in the Global T20 Canada for Toronto Nationals back in June. Though his team finished last in the tournamen, Smith scored 167 runs with two fifties at an average of 33.40 and strike rate of 119.28 in six games.David Warner, also banned by CA over the same incident in South Africa, took part in the event in Canada as well, playing eight matches for Winnipeg Hawks. Warner has signed up St Lucia Stars in the upcoming edition of the CPL.last_img

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