SWITCH: Smith back at Tridents after stint with Amazon Warriors
The Barbados Tridents have announced the transfer of prolific Barbadian opening batsman Dwayne Smith from the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
In his one season with Guyana, Smith was the third highest scorer with 279 runs (best of 62) and helped the Warriors reach the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final where they lost to Jamaica Tallawahs.
Smith returns home to the Tridents, where he was a member in the first three editions of the Hero CPL and was instrumental in the Tridents winning the 2014 championship and making the finals in 2015.
In 2014 Smith had his best season in the Hero CPL, amassing 353 runs at an average 44.12, highlighted by two memorable centuries at Kensington Oval, against St. Lucia Zouks (110*) and the Amazon Warriors (104*).
Commenting on his return Smith said, “It’s great to be back with the Tridents. I’m sure the fans will be also. Let’s hope the runs are plenty like 2014.”
In 29 matches as a member of the Tridents, Smith has scored 782 runs at an average of 30.07. “It is great to have Dwayne back with us,” said Tridents Captain Kieron Pollard.
Smith’s return will not only boost the already stacked Tridents batting line-up, which includes Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik, rising star Nicholas Pooran and Pollard, but his presence is expected to bring fans back to Kensington Oval.
Pollard said, “Dwayne has been instrumental in our best performances and he will be crucial in our plans to win the championship in 2017.” (www.cplt20.com)