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Tim Southee signed by the Super Kings

Defending IPL champions the Chennai Super Kings have strengthened their bowling attack with the signing of New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee.

Southee, who picked up 18 wickets during the World Cup, will join up with former New Zealand coach Steve Rixon, who is currently the fielding coach for the Super Kings.

"It's good to have Southee on board, especially coming out of such a great recent tournament," said Rixon to Radio Live.

"It's an absolute bonus for us at the moment to be able to get our hands on such a quality player. Tim's recent form over there indicates that he handles those conditions beautifully," he added.

Southee will join up with his new teammates next week as attentions turns to the start of the IPL which starts news Friday when the Super Kings face the Kolkata Knight Riders.

source - cricket20.com
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