Andrew Alderson

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NZ cricketers sign for English county Worcestershire

Colin Munro. Photo / Richard Robinson
Colin Munro. Photo / Richard Robinson

New Zealand cricketers Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan have signed for English county Worcestershire.

Munro will play the entire NatWest T20 Blast competition after impressing in a warm-up match for New Zealand against his new county in Abu Dhabi before the World T20. He made 47 off 28 balls.

Munro featured in the opening two games of the World T20 against England and South Africa. He has a strike rate of 130 and an average of 21.55 from 14 T20 internationals.

McClenaghan will join Munro in July and August for six weeks as Worcestershire's second overseas player when Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal plays in the Caribbean Premier League.

McClenaghan will be available for three T20 Blast matches, all eight group games in the 50-over one-day competition and three county championship matches before Ajmal returns.

He played in each of the World Twenty20 matches in Bangladesh and returned figures of 1-22, 0-30, 1-29 and 2-24 against England, South Africa, Netherlands and Sri Lanka respectively.

After last year's Champions Trophy, McClenaghan played for Lancashire in the English Twenty20 competition where he took 17 wickets at 20.88.

Director of cricket Steve Rhodes says Worcestershire have signed two players of "match-winning pedigree".

- NZ Herald

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