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Durham have re-signed South African limited-overs allrounder Albie Morkel for this season's Twenty20 Cup and are looking to land Ross Taylor, the gifted New Zealand batsman, for the tournament as well.

Morkel is currently at the IPL with Chennai Super Kings and reach helped Durham reach the semi-finals of the Twenty20 Cup in 2008. His international form has declined of late, having made just 77 runs in eight matches over the last year and Durham expect him to be free of South Africa commitments for the duration of the tournament.

Taylor, meanwhile, would represent a major boon for the county champions. He has just scored the fastest century in New Zealand Test history, reaching the landmark off 81 balls on his way to 138 against Australia at Hamilton and has a reputation as one of the cleanest strikers in the game.

It signals Durham's commitment to push for more honours after disappointing in limited-overs cricket last season. David Harker, Durham's chief executive, is confident of securing Taylor at Chester-le-street. "Ross is a great player and someone we are hoping to bring to the club," he told BBC Sport. "Hopefully the matter will be sorted out soon and we will see him at Durham in the summer."

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