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Shah to play for Wellington in domestic T20

September 1, 2009, 11:55 AM IST
Shah to play for Wellington in domestic T20

Wellington: England batsman Owais Shah will play for Wellington province in New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in December.

Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, who played with Shah at Middlesex, led the bid to sign Shah, 30, who is a current member of England's Twenty20 squad.

"In my mind he is one of the better international Twenty20 batsmen in the world and is a player who has an excellent grasp of the batting strategy required," Fleming said on Tuesday.

"He certainly has the ability to make a huge impact on (Wellington's) Twenty20 season.

"Pakistan-born Shah is the second top international player to join a New Zealand provincial side for the domestic Twenty20 series. Sri Lankan star Tillerkaratne Dilshan earlier signed a short-term deal with Northern Districts.

Shah has played 17 Twenty20 internationals for England, scoring 347 runs at an average of 24.78.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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