Daniel Vettori has declared himself available for New Zealand's ICC World Twenty20 campaign in Sri Lanka.
A year ago Vettori announced he was taking a break from short-form cricket after representing the Black Caps in all formats since 1997.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said he was delighted Vettori will be available for the tournament which starts in August, saying he will provide valuable experience to the side.
"Dan was the No1 ranked Twenty20 bowler in 2009 and is widely regarded as one of the best Twenty20 exponents in world cricket," said White.
"His availability is a real boost for the Black Caps with his style of bowling well suited to conditions in Sri Lanka."
A driving force behind Vettori's decision to re-ignite his Twenty20 international career was his desire to compete in another world event, said national selection manager Kim Littlejohn.
"Twenty20 is a format Dan enjoys and the opportunity to be part of a team which competes at a world event is enticing for him," said Littlejohn.
"He has been encouraged by his teammates, coaching staff and others at NZC and we are thrilled to have him in the mix. He will offer a lot to the side."
The preliminary squad for the ICC World Twenty20 will be announced on July 18.