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England's Luke Wright agrees Wellington Twenty20 deal

Luke Wright
Wright won the World Twenty20 with England in 2010

England all-rounder Luke Wright has signed to play for Wellington during the New Zealand domestic Twenty20 competition at the end of this year.

Wright was overlooked for England's Ashes and Performance Programme squads for Australia this winter.

But the 25-year-old is likely to be included in the one-day squad for a seven-match series in January.

The New Zealand domestic T20 competition runs through December, with the final scheduled for 2 January.

"Having played many games against (New Zealand) and touring with England two years ago, I know first hand the skill and toughness that Kiwis bring to the cricket field," said Wright.


"I'm keen to test myself alongside and against the best in their domestic competition."

Wellington coach Anthony Stuart said: "I'm thrilled that Wellington has secured a player of Luke Wright's quality.

"He is exactly the type of player who will complement the skill set of our players. We were looking for an exciting player who has the ability to win matches with both bat and ball [and] Luke will perform this role extremely well."

Sussex player Wright was a member of the England side that triumphed in the 2010 World Twenty20 in West Indies in May.

He has played a combined 69 one-day and Twenty20 internationals for England and played in the summer series against Pakistan, which saw England win both Twenty20 matches and take the one-day series 3-2.

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see also
England seal World Twenty20 title
16 May 10 |  England
Wright agrees new Sussex contract
02 Dec 09 |  Sussex

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