Daniel Vettori joins Brisbane Heat for Big Bash

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 09:49

Sydney: Former New Zealand Test captain Daniel Vettori 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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 00:00

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