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Nannes agrees Notts deal

Australian left-arm paceman to play T20 at Trent Bridge

Nannes: T20 trailblazer

Nottinghamshire have signed Australian fast bowler Dirk Nannes for next year's domestic Twenty20 tournament.

"I regard Dirk as the most effective Twenty20 bowler in the world and he will be a great addition to our attack given the wealth of experience he possesses."

Mick Newell

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Nannes, 33, has an impressive record in cricket's shortest format having starred for Middlesex, Victoria and the Delhi Daredevils in various competitions around the world since the inception of T20.

He also represented the Netherlands at the inaugural World Twenty20, helping them to a shock win over hosts England in the opening game at Lord's, before subsequently earning an Australia call-up.

"I regard Dirk as the most effective Twenty20 bowler in the world and he will be a great addition to our attack given the wealth of experience he possesses," said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.

"The likes of Ali Brown, David Hussey, Samit Patel, Alex Hales and Chris Read will provide good depth to our Twenty20 batting line-up so bolstering the bowling unit was always going to be the priority when we were considering our recruitment plans.

Pace

"Dirk has got good pace, he can bowl left-arm around the wicket and he bowls a good yorker which will come into play at the end of the innings.

"His achievements in the IPL underline his pedigree and we're signing him at the peak of his powers."

Nannes added: "I'm ecstatic to have the opportunity to come and play for Nottinghamshire next year and to have the familiar faces of past team mates Hussey and (Darren) Pattinson lining up alongside me as well as respected former opposition.

"Nottinghamshire is a proud club, and has been highly recommended to me by former players and opposition alike.

"I have not doubt it will be a great season, and I am looking forward to the challenge of trying to win another Twenty20 title."