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South Africa captain Smith to lead Surrey

November 01, 2012 16:34 IST

South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith has signed a three-year contract with Surrey to captain the English county.

Smith, 34, who is currently on tour in Australia with the world's top-ranked team, has captained his country in 94 Tests.

"As well as being one of the best captains in the modern game, he is a phenomenal opening batsman and will lead by example from the top of the innings," Surrey team director Chris Adams told BBC radio.

Smith replaces Rory Hamilton-Brown who has joined Sussex after he was released from his contract.

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