Southee latest Chennai Superking

March 31, 2011

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has been signed by the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Superkings for the fourth season of the cash rich tournament, assistant coach Steve Rixon said today.

Injuries to key players Dwayne Bravo and Doug Bollinger have depleted the defending champions’ bowling stocks and so they have moved to shore them up by signing Southee who took 18 wickets in the World Cup.

“It’s good to have (Southee) on board, especially coming out of such a great recent tournament (at the World Cup),” Rixon told 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 (at the World Cup) indicates that he handles those conditions beautifully.”

Chennai are coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, while Rixon, a former New Zealand coach, is the fielding coach.

One Comment to “Southee latest Chennai Superking”

  1. RCL
    March 31st, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    Looking forward to the IPL circus coming to town again

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