Vettori joins Queensland Bulls for T20 Big Bash

Updated: 23 December 2009 13:06 IST

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori on Wednesday joined Queensland Bulls as its "guest player" for the 2009-10 KFC Twenty20 'Big Bash' competition.

Melbourne:

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori on Wednesday joined Queensland Bulls as its "guest player" for the 2009-10 KFC Twenty20 'Big Bash' competition.

Vettori on Wednesday agreed to a short, two-match stint with the Bulls as their overseas player and will make his Queensland debut in the January 13 game against New South Wales at Homebush.

Vettori will also be available for the January 19 preliminary final, should Queensland finish either second or third.

It also means that Vettori could be available for the Champions League as well, should the Bulls qualify by finishing in the top two of the Big Bash tournament.

Bulls coach Trevor Barsby welcomed Vettori recruitment and said the Kiwi's experience would stand them in good stead.

"We all know his bowling is world class but every bit of feedback we have received about him highlights that he is a fine leader of men who has a fantastic cricket brain and a calm and professional on-field presence," Barsby said.

"It might only be a short stint but we are confident there will be long-term benefits from him being a part of our squad during the Big Bash. Playing alongside players with international experience really helps the younger blokes in the squad," he added.

Vettori will wear number 44 in the Big Bash for Queensland.

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