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Dwayne Smith signs for Sydney Sixers

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August 23, 2014

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Dwayne Smith slammed 59 off 52, Barbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2014 final, St Kitts, August 16, 2014
Dwayne Smith has been in fine form in T20s, helping Barbados Tridents to the Caribbean Premier League title © LatinContent/Getty Images
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West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith has signed a two-year deal with Sydney Sixers for the upcoming Big Bash League in December.

"I'm going to come and give it my best and hopefully we can see plenty of sixes when it is my turn to play for the Sixers," Smith said.

Smith will head into the tournament in sublime form in Twenty20 matches, having played several match-winning innings for two of his teams in recent months.

Smith was the second highest run-scorer in the 2014 Indian Premier League, scoring 566 runs for Chennai Super Kings with five half-centuries.

He carried that form over to Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League, making 353 runs with two hundreds and a fifty at an average of 44.12. Smith also top-scored with an unbeaten 59 in the rain-affected final against Guyana Amazon Warriors, as Tridents clinched the title with an eight-run victory according to the D/L method.

"Dwayne is a powerful exciting stroke-maker at the top of the order," Trevor Bayliss, the Sixers coach, said. "He also bowls some handy medium pace and his fielding is top class."

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Posted by   on (August 24, 2014, 1:43 GMT)

All the best Dwayne Smith..Windies loss is Sixers gain...

Posted by   on (August 23, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

everybody recognizes dwayne smiths form and ability except windies .he should be in the odi team far better than kirk edwards and should open the batting .he played very well in regional super 50,cpl.windies should make him use for odi

Posted by Metman on (August 23, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

Congrats Dwayne,earn your millions and forget about Cameron and his cohorts.

Posted by   on (August 23, 2014, 12:06 GMT)

A valuable signing this he's in red hot form all around the world and a handy medium pacer bowler.

Posted by Starvybz on (August 23, 2014, 8:00 GMT)

smart thing to do given that world cup is next year and is in australia

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