Updated: 21/06/2012 18:14 | By pa.press.net

Vettori to return to T20 action



Daniel Vettori has made himself available for selection for the T20 World Cup

Daniel Vettori has made himself available for selection for the T20 World Cup

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has reversed his decision to retire from Twenty20 internationals and will be available for the T20 World Cup later this year.

The 33-year-old quit the format last year but national selection manager Kim Littlejohn said the lure of another World Cup was too much for the left-arm spinner to resist.

"Twenty20 is a format Dan enjoys and the opportunity to be part of a team which competes at a world event is enticing for him," Littlejohn told stuff.nz.

"He has been encouraged by his team-mates, coaching staff and others at NZC (New Zealand Cricket).

"And we are thrilled to have him in the mix. He will offer a lot to the side."

Meanwhile, Vettori's fellow all-rounder James Franklin has regained an NZC central contract after being overlooked last season.

The left-arm paceman and big-hitting batsman returns as one of six changes to the 20-man list, with Doug Bracewell, Andrew Ellis, Kruger van Wyk, Tarun Nethula and Dean Brownlie all awarded their first contracts.

But there is no place for Neil Wagner, the South Africa-born left-armer called up for the upcoming tour of the West Indies, fellow bowlers mark Gillespie, Andy McKay and Hamish Bennett, batsmen Neil Broom and Jesse Ryder, all-rounder Luke Woodcock or wicketkeeper Reece Young.

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