Kiwi Vettori joins Heat for Big Bash

Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 9:00 [IST]
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Kiwi Vettori joins Heat for Big Bash

Sydney, Jul 19: Former New Zealand Test captain Daniel Vettori today became the second international to sign with Brisbane Heat for Australia''s Twenty20 Big Bash next summer.

The left-arm spinner, who has taken 79 wickets in 70 career T20 games at an average of 20.96, will play alongside compatriot Brendon McCullum in the new-look domestic competition from December 30-February 5.

Heat coach Darren Lehmann said it was important to have such an experienced player on the team.

"He''s obviously a leader, which is what you want, and to call on that experience and skill will be vital for us," Lehmann said.

The Big Bash League signing window closes on Friday.


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