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Black Cap Anderson to enjoy Blast with Somerset

Somerset County Cricket Club have revealed that New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson will once again be joining the Club for the Vitality Blast.

The 27-year-old will be available for the entire competition which begins with a clash against local rivals Gloucestershire at Taunton on July 6th.

Anderson played just four matches for Somerset in his last stint with the county but made a big impact including hitting 81 from just 45 balls on debut at the Oval.

After agreeing to re-join the Club, Anderson said: “I’m really excited to be returning to Somerset for this year’s Vitality Blast. Having had my time at Taunton cut short with injury last season, I feel I have unfinished business and I hope I can help Somerset go all the way in 2018.”

Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “We are delighted to have secured Corey for the entire Vitality Blast campaign. I believe that continuity throughout this competition is going to be key in achieving success and therefore it was crucial for us to be able to bring in a high-quality player who would be available for the duration of the tournament.

“Corey has a vast amount of experience and is very well known here at Somerset. His all-round ability will have a huge impact on our performances.”

Anderson has played 29 T20Is, 49 ODIs and 13 Tests for New Zealand in a career blighted by injuries but he remains a sought after player on the T20 circuit.