Steve Smith Joins Hand With Sydney Sixers in Big Bash League
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Big Bash League 2019-20: Steve Smith Joins Hand With Sydney Sixers

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Australian cricketer Steve Smith has joined Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League 2019-20. The player didn’t want to miss an opportunity after his comeback from the long break.

In his comeback Test series i.e, Ashes 2019, Steve Smith proved to be a valuable asset to the team. He was the highest run-scorer in that five-match Test series against the hosts England. The former Australian skipper played a T20I series after more than three years yet he was perfect in his job. In the T20I series against Sri Lanka, he scored unbeaten 53 runs. He continued his stunt in the next T20I series against Pakistan. He scored unbeaten 80 runs and was the player of the match.

Now, he is ready to be a part of the Big Bash League (BBL). He is rejoining the Sydney Sixers after six years. After the ODI series against India in January, he will be available to play two matches before the final.

Sydney Sixers’ are excited after confirming the presence of Steve Smith

Steve Smith is getting himself ready for the next year’s T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia. He doesn’t want to miss an opportunity which gets him ready for the event.

“When the schedule came out and I saw there was a chance to wear the Magenta again I jumped at the opportunity and look forward to joining up with the team after my January national team commitments have ended,” Steve Smith said.

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Steve Smith (Image Credit: ICC Twitter)

“While I know the fans will and should be excited by this development, our players will benefit from his skills, support and perspectives on the game,” the Sixers head coach Greg Shipperd said. 

“Steve was instrumental in our recruitment of Josh Philippe and Josh, along with other youngsters in our squad like Jack Edwards, Lloyd Pope, Tom Curran and Justin Avendano, will be the better for sharing a dressing room with an Australian great.”

Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill was released from Sydney Sixers to make a way for Steve Smith.

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