New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner is set to rejoin Worcestershire for the upcoming edition of the Natwest T20 Blast.
The 24-year-old's association with Worcestershire in the previous edition lasted just one game after he broke his finger while fielding in it. However, he picked two wickets in it and had an economy of 7.25.
He will now join the club after the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England.
Describing it was a frustrating to miss out on the previous season, Santner now is looking to make amends in the coming season.
"I really enjoyed my time at Worcester with a great bunch of lads and it was so frustrating for me to pick up that injury in the very first T20 game," said Santner, who is a prominent member of the Black Caps team in all the three formats.
"It's fantastic that I've got the chance to come back again next summer and hopefully I can make up for lost time and make an impact with bat and ball."
Santner's participation for Worcestershire will depend on his visa clearance and also a no objection certificate from New Zealand Cricket.
Worcestershire have already signed Australian fast bowler John Hastings for the coming season and Santner's inclusion will only boost their squad.
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