Muralitharan to play Twenty20 cricket for Queensland Bushrangers

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Melbourne, Aug.27 (ANI): Champion Sri Lankan off-spinner Muthiah Muralitharan will join West Indian Dwayne Bravo as the Queensland Bushranger's second international recruit for the national Twenty20 competition.

While both players are not eligible to play in October's Champions League international Twenty20 tournament and are committed only for this season's month-long Big Bash, they would be eligible to turn out at next year's Champions League if the team qualifies, reports Fox Sports.

In addition, the 37-year-old off-spinner could reshape Victoria's Twenty20 bowling attack, which in recent seasons has been well-served by the likes of pacers Dirk Nannes, Shane Harwood and Clint McKay.

"It could be an all-spin attack, because really we've got Hodge and Hussey, White, Murali and also Holland and McGain," coach Greg Shipperd said.

The Bushrangers have also overcome the loss of long-time major sponsor Carlton and United Breweries with a three-year agreement with Dubai-focused property developer Dheeraj and East Coast (DEC). (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 13:46 [IST]
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