Mar 052013

Former New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram will play Twenty20 cricket for English county Worcestershire this year.

Oram will be the county’s second overseas player for the campaign after it signed Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera for the entire 2013 season.

Oram, 34, was released from his central contract with New Zealand Cricket in December to allow him to focus on playing T20.

He will join the county in June after playing in the IPL for Mumbai Indians.

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes said: “Jacob’s Twenty20 experience, which he has gained from global competitions, is a major plus factor in our desire to have a successful campaign.

“He can bowl at the start, middle or end of the innings and can clear the ropes as a batsman, so our supporters will enjoy watching his exciting performances.”

Oram said: “The opportunity to play for Worcestershire in this season’s competition was something I could not turn down.

“While I have never played county cricket, it has always been a goal of mine, so I am very excited at the prospect of representing the club.”

Oram also played for Chittagong Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League this year.


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