Ian Butler: Nottinghamshire sign New Zealand bowler for FL t20

Ian Butler

Nottinghamshire have signed New Zealand fast bowler Ian Butler as their second overseas player for the FL t20.

Butler is currently playing for his country in the Twenty20 series against England and will join Notts on Friday.

The 31-year-old has played eight Tests, 26 one-day games and 18 T20 matches, taking a total of 75 wickets.

"Having faced Michael Lumb and Alex Hales in international cricket, I'm certainly looking forward to being on their side," he said.

Butler has previous county experience with Gloucestershire and Kent.

"We knew that several New Zealanders were keen to have a stint in county cricket and Ian was our pick because we needed a bowler with pace and aggression," said Notts director of cricket Mick Newell.

"Ian has a good international pedigree and he was very effective bowling to England's top order in Tuesday's match."

Notts, who have never won the domestic Twenty20 title, start this year's campaign with a home fixture against Leicestershire on Friday.