CRICKET20 | THE HOME OF T20 CRICKET
 
Dilshan to play T20 for Northern Districts

Source - indiatimes.com

In a cricket coup of sorts, prolific Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has been roped in by Northern Districts (ND) for New Zealand's domestic T20 championship.

Dilshan, the man of the tournament at the Twenty20 World Cup in England, will spend a season with the club.

The Sri Lankan was the highest run-scorer at the Twenty20 World Cup, notching up 317 runs at an average of 52 with a strike rate of 144. In the IPL in South Africa, playing for Delhi Daredevils, he was the fifth-highest run scorer, averaging 42 with an impressive strike rate of 122.

"Dilshan is arguably the best Twenty20 batsman going in world cricket at the moment," ND Cricket chief executive David Cooper said.

"It is a significant move for us to sign him and have him coming out to New Zealand.

"We believe that his presence will assist our team and our players in much the same way Andrew Strauss did in early 2008. I have no doubt New Zealand crowds will enjoy watching him, too," he added.

A veteran of 53 Tests, the 32-year-old right-hand batsman averages 34.26 in Twenty20 Internationals and can also keep wickets and bowl right-arm offspin.

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will be Dilshan's teammate in the domestic Twenty20 competition, planned for late December which will continue till late January next year.
Auckland Aces hold on to win thrilling final
Wizards win thriller against winless Volts
Stags seal place in HRV Twenty20 Cup final
Knights collapse hands victory to Wizards
Stags stay alive in race for second place
Volts succumb to the rain yet again
Lou Vincent powers Aces into T20 final
Stags cruise to easy victory over Knights
Nicol leads the way for the Wizards
Cricket tickets
England vs India tickets
England vs Sri Lanka tickets
Twenty20 finals day tickets
Buy or sell tickets on Seatwave
Europe's No1 Ticket Exchange
T20, Twenty20 and Twenty20 Cup are registered trade marks of the England and Wales Cricket Board Limited (the “ECB”).
Products and services on this website are not offered in connection with, or with the endorsement of the ECB