The all-rounder has been confirmed as the county’s second overseas signing.
English County Championship side Sussex have had a boost ahead of the FL Twenty20 competition in August after confirming the signing of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith.
Smith will rejoin the side that he played for between 2008 and 2010 as their second overseas player for the t20 tournament alongside New Zealander Scott Styris.
The 30-year-old enjoyed a successful spell at Hove during his previous visit, winning three one-day trophies with the side including a 40 and 20-over double in 2009.
“Dwayne has the ability to win games by himself with the bat,” Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson said on the club’s website.
“He is [also] a more than useful bowler and he is one of the best fielders ever seen at Hove. Everyone is excited about his return.”
The West Indian has been drafted into the squad to replace Australian bowler John Hastings, who has been ruled out through an ankle injury.
Smith is currently playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and has recently been moved up the batting order for the franchise after the side struggled to find form.
The all-rounder has impressed as an opener for Mumbai and has scored 216 runs so far in his seven matches for Ricky Ponting’s team.
Although never really cutting it at Test level, Smith has established himself as a top short-over cricketer and has played over 100 one-day internationals and Twenty20 fixtures for his country.
The new man at Sussex was not included for the West Indies’ 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy to be held in England in June however.