Surrey have boosted their hopes of achieving T20 success this season after re-signing pace bowler Dirk Nannes for the competition. The Australian-born Dutch international represented the county in last year's tournament, impressing hugely by taking 19 wickets at an average of 20.05 – the highlight of that collection being his 5-40 against Middlesex at Lords. Nannes couldn't quite help Surrey qualify from the group stage but will now have another chance to help the county to T20 glory.
The 35-year old will join Murali Kartik in the Surrey bowling attack after the spinner was also signed up for the competition. Nannes' return will be a huge boost to Surrey's chances, especially as the left-armer will have plenty of unfinished business after last year's disappointment. Those looking at the cricket betting online will be keeping an eye on them.
Surrey manager Chris Adams revealed the county were delighted to welcome the one-day specialist back to the Oval this summer, admitting Nannes would add another option to their attack.
"He was very popular in the dressing room and with the members and he bowled really well," he said.
"I was gutted for him when we didn't qualify because he really started to settle into our environment, he enjoyed it, and by his own admission he didn't think he was going to enjoy it as much as he did."
"He brings new ball prowess and an ability to bowl very well at the death, which we don't naturally have available in the squad all the time as we have bowlers who may have to go off on England duty."
Nannes is a match-winning player, and match-winning players are just what teams need to be successful in the T20 tournament. Those looking at the online betting should remember this.
The fast bowler could well be the difference between another disappointment and possible T20 glory.