Somerset secure New Zealand all-rounder for T20 Blast

T20 Blast

Somerset have re-signed New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson for this summer’s Vitality Blast.

The 29-year-old will be available for all of Somerset’s South Group games as well as the quarter-final if the club qualify.

Anderson has starred at Taunton over the last two years, hitting 514 runs in 16 matches as Somerset reached Finals Day in 2018 before smashing 142 runs in four games last season.

Anderson said: “I’m looking forward to playing for Somerset again next summer. The club has a great squad and the atmosphere in the dressing room is one of the best I’ve experienced.”

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Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry added: “Corey has made a big impression both on and off the field for the club in his two previous stints with us.

“He was one of the first names mentioned when it came to considering our overseas players for next season because he is one of the best T20 players in the world and he was extremely popular with the playing staff and also with our members and supporters.

“I can’t speak highly enough of him as a competitor and as a man. As a club we are delighted that he will be joining us again in 2020.”