Somerset sign Corey Anderson for NatWest T20 Blast

New Zealand all rounder Corey Anderson has signed a deal for the second half of this season’s NatWestT20 Blast competition with Somerset.

The 24-year-old left handed batsman and left arm fast medium bowler is currently playing for New Zealand in the ICC World Cup where he has enjoyed considerable success.

“I have always wanted to play domestic cricket in England so I am very pleased to have signed to play T20 cricket for Somerset,” said Anderson. “I look forward to linking up with Somerset later in the season and continuing the strong link that there has always been between the club and players from New Zealand.”

Anderson has played in 10 Test Matches, 30 One Day Internationals and 15 T20 Internationals and is a powerful striker of the ball. In early 2014 he set a new record for the fastest one day century when he reached three figures in just 36 balls against West Indies at Queenstown. The all rounder who has played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL has played in a total of 52 T20 matches in his career so far in which he averages 19.41 with the bat and 34.83 with the ball.

Matt Maynard the Somerset Director of Cricket said: “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.”

The Somerset DOC added: “Corey is a really good signing for us and 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.”

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