Aussie paceman Tait signs Surrey T20 deal

Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 23:33 PM IST

London: Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait will play for Surrey in English cricket`s domestic Twenty20 competition this season, it was announced by the Oval-based county.

Tait, who now restricts himself to limited overs cricket because of a shoulder injury, is currently playing for Australia in their ongoing one-day series at home to England.

The 27-year-old is set to be available for the entire duration of the tournament including, should Surrey quality, finals day at Edgbaston on August 27.

"This is a pretty exciting move for me," Tait said in a Surrey statement.

"I`ve a bit of unfinished business in county cricket and I`ll be giving it my all for Surrey this year," added the paceman, who briefly appeared for Glamorgan in last year`s edition, having previously had a short stint with Durham back in 2004.

"I always strive to take wickets and love being part of a close-knit team.”

"Some good reports about how Surrey are shaping up for 2011 have been filtering through so I`m confident that the team can go a few steps further this year in the event."

Bureau Report