Surrey sign Australia international Daniel Worrall as local player on three-year contract

Worrall will give up his right to play in Australia's Sheffield Shield as a domestic player as part of the arrangement. Seamer Worrall is currently on the books of South Australia, where he has plied his trade for a decade

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Former Austalia international Daniel Worrall will sign for Surrey as a local player on a three-year contract from next summer.

Worrall, 30, who has three ODI caps for his country, has a UK passport and will not need to register as an overseas at The Oval.

He will give up his right to play in Australia's Sheffield Shield as a domestic player as part of the arrangement. Seamer Worrall is currently on the books of South Australia, where he has plied his trade for a decade.

Surrey have acted quickly to sign Worrall after confirming they will lose Rikki Clarke to retirement at the end of this season, while Jade Dernbach will also leave the club in pursuit of other opportunities.

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 “A professional ambition I have always held is to test myself as a cricketer in the UK, complimenting my personal desire to live internationally,” Worrall said.

“Surrey has extended an offer for me to play as a UK local player once my contract finishes in Adelaide at the end of the coming season. I have proudly accepted and am honoured to play for the most prestigious club in the UK. I eagerly look forward to contributing to an already outstanding club history and fulfil my ambitions as an English cricketer in the second phase of my career.”

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said: “He is a high-quality bowler with a wealth of experience in Sheffield Shield, Big Bash and county cricket to draw on.

“The need to add to our pool of fast bowling options to play for the club over the course of our punishing six-month season was crucial and Dan will add significant experience and expertise to the group we already have in place.”

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