Deal done: Steven Smith to play for Sydney Sixers in BBL

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Deal done: Steven Smith to play for Sydney Sixers in BBL

The Sydney Sixers have made a big splash in the Big Bash League (BBL), signing former Australian cricket skipper Steven Smith. The move comes as a maj

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The Sydney Sixers have made a big splash in the Big Bash League (BBL), signing former Australian cricket skipper Steven Smith. The move comes as a major boost to the Sydney franchise as Smith adds experience and class to the Sixers’ squad.

Smith has not had many opportunities to play in domestic T20 cricket since returning from his one-year international suspension, but this move will help him to stay sharp ahead of the upcoming international summer. It will also help the Sixers, who finished second-last in the BBL this season, to gain the necessary experience to challenge the rest of the league.

The 33-year old, who made 131 Test appearances for Australia, said he was looking forward to returning to the BBL and playing for the Sydney Sixers. “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to play in the Big Bash League for some time so I am delighted to be joining the Sydney Sixers,” said Smith.

The experience and leadership Smith provides has the potential to be invaluable to the Sixers. His presence in the dressing room will undoubtedly assist the younger players in the squad, and his batting and bowling in the middle order provides a much-needed boost.

Smith is expected to be available for the final few games of the BBL season and will be looking to use his experience to help the Sixers qualify for the finals. It is set to be a thrilling finish to the BBL season, with Smith’s arrival adding a new level of intrigue.

Sydney Sixers sign Steven Smith for BBL season

The Sydney Sixers have announced an exciting partnership with former Australian cricket captain Steven Smith. Smith will be joining the franchise for the 2020-21 season of the Big Bash League.

Background

After taking a break from professional cricket following the ball tampering incident in 2018, Smith is making a return to the game. Smith ended his hiatus in Aug 2019 with the return of the Global T20 Canada league. The news that he was returning to the game had been met with warm welcome by all cricket fans around the world.

The Deal

The Sydney Sixers have secured the signature of the Steve Smith who, in addition to being an accurate batsman and capable bowler, will be an asset to the team with his strategic contributions.

The following are some of the major points of the deal:

  • Term of the deal: Smith’s term with the Sixers will last until the end of the BBL season.
  • Compensation: Smith will be paid above the league’s salary cap.
  • Cricket roles: Smith will mainly focus on batting, and will provide valuable point-of-view to the team with his cricketing knowledge.

Reaction to the Deal

The news has been welcomed by cricket fans worldwide, who are excited to witness the return of the former Australian batting superstar. The Sydney Sixers management has welcomed Smith warmly and have expressed their joy in having him on the team.

The Sydney Sixers are expected to perform well this season with the addition of Steven Smith to their roster. All cricket fans are eagerly awaiting the beginning of the BBL season, as they anticipate what promises to be a thrilling league.

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