London - English county side Worcestershire announced on
Wednesday the signings of New Zealander Martin Guptill and Australia's Callum
Ferguson to bolster their Twenty20 side.
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Guptill will be available for the team's first eight North
Group matches before ex-Australia batsman Ferguson takes over for the final six
"Martin is a world-class player," said
Worcestershire head coach Kevin Sharp. "With Martin and Travis (Head) and
the rest of our batting line-up, it will be quite a scary prospect for some
opposition sides to think what might happen.
"It is exciting for us to sign someone of his quality
and I'm sure he is someone all the Rapids supporters will look forward to
"Callum is very keen to get back playing representative
cricket and get himself back to where he wants to be, and it is another
excellent signing for us."
Guptill will also be available for two county championship
fixtures, filling in for Australia batsman Travis Head, while Ferguson could
play in the knockout stages of the One-Day Cup depending on Worcestershire's