Fox Sports Australia – Victorians coach Mohammad Salahuddin told AFP that Smith would join the team mid-January for the second phase of the BPL as a replacement for Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Summary

  • Victorians coach Mohammad Salahuddin told AFP that Smith would join the team mid-January for the second phase of the BPL as a replacement for Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.
  • “He will come after (the) first four matches in (the) Dhaka phase and join the team in (the northeastern city of) Sylhet,” he said.
  • Australia’s ex-vice captain David Warner will also play in the BPL – which runs from January 5 to February 8, 2019 – having signed for the Sylhet Sixers.
  • OVERTIME: Kohli goes to incredible lengths to blunt LyonSmith and Warner were handed year-long international bans for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket in March.
  • The BPL will be Smith’s third T20 league outing – after Canada’s Global T20 and the Caribbean Premier League – since the ban was imposed.


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