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Nannes joins Surrey for this season's England's Twenty20 tournament

May 27, 2011 - Sydney

Australian pacer Dirk Nannes has joined Surrey for this season's English domestic Twenty20 tournament.

Nannes is the leading-wicket taker in all Twenty20 matches and has taken 134 wickets so far.

Now settled in Britain, he was a member of the Australia side that lost the 2010 World Twenty20 final to England in Barbados, having previously represented the Netherlands.

The left-arm fast bowler, who made his name with Victoria, has also played county cricket for Surrey's London rivals Middlesex as well as appearing in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Nannes has replaced fellow Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait as Surrey's second overseas player in this year's county Twenty20, with Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat already signed by The Oval-based team.

"I'm really excited to be playing for a big club like the Surrey Lions at such a historic ground. I've always enjoyed my time playing in England - and the Friends Life t20 throws up a very different challenge to other competitions around the world," Nannes said in a statement.

Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams added: "Signing a player of Dirk Nannes' undoubted skill and ability is a great boost to our Friends Life t20 campaign."


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