Surrey have re-signed Australian paceman Dirk Nannes for this summer’s Friends Life t20 competition.
Nannes, who is the leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 cricket, will join Murali Kartik as Surrey’s second overseas signing for this summer’s competition.
In last summer’s Friends Life T20 competition Nannes took 19 wickets at an average of 20.05. He also took 5/40 against Middlesex at Lord’s, his maiden five-for in T20 cricket.
“As we saw last season in the shortest form of the game, Dirk is still one of the most consistently dangerous and economical bowlers on the world scene,” Surrey team director Chris Adams said.
“He did a fantastic job for us and I can speak for the whole club when I say we are delighted to welcome him back for another spell.”
Nannes’ contract also includes any subsequent knock-out stages the club may reach.