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Somerset have signed New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for the second half of this year’s Natwest T20 Blast.
Anderson will represent Somerset after the conclusion of New Zealand’s tour of England.
“I’ve always wanted to play domestic cricket in England so I am very pleased to have signed to play T20 cricket for Somerset,” he said. “I look forward to continuing the strong link that there has always been between the county and players from New Zealand.”
Somerset’s director of cricket, Matthew Maynard, added: “I am absolutely delighted that Corey is able to join us straight after the New Zealand tour to England concludes. He is a very talented all rounder and strikes the ball well, coming in lower in the order, which is vital in T20 cricket.
“We are very well served at the top of the order so he will add a bit of strength lower down as the competition goes along. Sohail Tanveer will play the first half of the T20 competition and Corey will be playing with us from Game 8 through to game 14 after which goes off with New Zealand on another tour.
“We are very excited to have such a talented player on board. He is a dynamic cricketer who will bring the crowds into the County Ground.”