IPL Desk in Mumbai 10 March 2012 - 04:09pm IST
Steven Smith replaces Marsh at PWI
Smith missed 2011 season with KTK due to injury
Steven Smith, Australia's leg-spinning all-rounder, has replaced his compatriot Mitchell Marsh in the Pune Warriors India squad for the DLF IPL 2012.
"Steven Smith is one of the brightest talents to emerge onto the international scene in recent times. We have no doubt that he will excel for us with both bat and ball," Sushanto Roy, Managing Director, Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd, said.
Smith was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad during the 2010 season. He was acquired by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for the 2011 season, but was forced to miss the tournament due to injury.