Black Cap Tim Southee to play in IPL

Last updated 12:59 31/03/2011
TIM SOUTHEE: Expects tough match against Zimbabwe.
REUTERS
IN THE MONEY: Tim Southee will play for defending champions Chennai in the Indian Premier League.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Australia strong favourites with bookies to win World Cup final after dismantling India Top ten NZ/Australia clashes Eden Park loss was a turning point for Australia, says captain Michael Clarke Daniel Vettori shapes as key man in World Cup final, says India captain MS Dhoni Australia haven't peaked at Cricket World Cup yet, claims skipper Michael Clarke Steve Smith sets platform as Australia beat India to setup World Cup final date with New Zealand Millmow: G-whiz, it's not that big, says Hesson Black Caps bowler Adam Milne hopes heel will heal in time for Indian Premier League Central Districts battling hard against Auckland to salvage some pride Cricket-loving Crusaders celebrate Black Caps semifinal win at training

New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has signed to play for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket competition this year, assistant coach Steve Rixon said today.

Injuries have depleted the defending champions' bowling stocks so they have moved to shore them up by signing Southee, 22, who took 18 wickets at 17.33 during the one-day World Cup on the subcontinent.

Chennai are coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, while Rixon, a former New Zealand coach, is the fielding coach and current New Zealand international Scott Styris is on their playing roster.

"It's good to have (Southee) on board, especially coming out of such a great recent tournament (at the World Cup)," Rixon told Radio Live today.

"It's an absolute bonus for us at the moment to be able to get our hands on such a quality player.

"Tim's recent form over there (at the World Cup) indicates that he handles those conditions beautifully."

Ad Feedback

- NZPA

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content