New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has signed to play for Essex as their overseas player in the 2011 Friends Provident 20 competition having starred during the same competition in 2010.
Styris, who has played 29 Tests, 169 One-Day Internationals and 28 Twenty20 Internationals for his country, joined up with Essex and helped them reach the knockout stages of the competition by scoring 392 runs in 13 innings, including a 49-ball century against Surrey at Chelmsford.
He also claimed 13 wickets and was recently recalled to New Zealand's ODI squad to play India in a five-match series beginning on 28th November.
His appearance for Essex next season is still subject to approval from New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
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