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Ben Dwarshuis joins Durham for the Vitality Blast campaign

Ben Dwarshuis joins Durham for the Vitality Blast campaign

Ben Dwarshuis has played three T20Is for Australia Associated press

Australia’s left-arm fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis has signed for Durham for this summer’s Vitality Blast.

Dwarshuis joins Durham as a replacement for Scott Boland, who was ruled out for the remainder of the season with plantar fasciitis after playing in a solitary championship match.

Dwarshuis’s spell at Chester-le-Street comes on the back of a successful Big Bash League campaign with Sydney Sixers, for whom he was their leading bowler and player of the season with 17 wickets, including a match-winning 5 for 21 against Brisbane Heat. He also played a key role in the Sixers’ back-to-back titles in 2020 and 2021, including 24 wickets in the latter campaign.

So far, he has played three T20Is for Australia, against Pakistan and India in 2022-23, claiming five wickets at 10.40pm. He also played for Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 Indian Premier League, and for Worcestershire in the 2021 Vitality Blast.

“I am very much looking forward to joining Durham Cricket for the upcoming 2024 Vitality Blast season,” said Dwarshuis. “It will also be a great opportunity to play in front of the passionate Durham fans at the Seat Unique Riverside.

“Durham has put together a great squad this year and I am sure we will give this competition a good chance. I can’t wait to get started!”

Marcus North, Director of Cricket, added: “We are delighted to have recruited Ben for our T20 Blast season. With the loss of Scott Boland and the T20 Word Cup being played during the tournament, it was important that we found the right cricketer who can play a key role for us this season.

“Ben has a great track record with the Sydney Sixers and consistently ranks at the top as one of the best wicket takers in the BBL. His skills in white ball cricket are very good and we are pleased to have him on board.

“The left-arm option adds variety to an already strong bowling attack and he can also contribute with the bat.”

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