Santner to join Worcestershire for T20 Blast

County Cricket

New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santner has agreed to join English county side Worcestershire for the 2016 T20 Blast competition.

The 23 year-old has only played in two T20Is, three Tests and 10 ODIs but is highly regarded by the Blacks Caps coaching staff is tipped to have a big future in the game.

Santner said: "It has been a breakthrough time for me in terms of New Zealand but I am always keen to develop my game and am looking forward to my first taste of county cricket.

"Worcestershire had a good run in the T20 last season in reaching the quarter-finals and I hope I can play my part in helping them to enjoy another successful tournament."

Worcestershire Director Of Cricket Steve Rhodes commented: "To have an overseas player with three strings to his bow will be a huge bonus to our T20 Blast ambitions.

"He is a genuine left arm spinner so he will give our bowling terrific balance and his athletic fielding will add to an already good fielding squad."