Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photographs)

Navdeep Saini has signed with Kent to grow to be the latest Indian member to signal a participant contract within the English county. Saini performs for Delhi within the Indian home circuit and was a part of the Rajasthan Royals squad within the Indian Premier League (IPL) squad. He final performed for India in July 2021 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Colombo in a T20I.

Saini will play three County Championship matches and 5 Royal London Cup video games, topic to his visa clearance. Saini is the fifth Indian participant to signal a county contract after Washington Sundar for Lancashire, Cheteshwar Pujara for Sussex, Krunal Pandya for Warwickshire, and Umesh Yadav for Middlesex.

“It’s an important alternative to play county cricket and I’m wanting ahead to giving my all for Kent,” Saini was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

We’re excited so as to add a quick bowler of Navdeep’s high quality: Paul Downton

Saini will play together with the Kiwi quick bowler Matt Henry, who will return to the staff for a second stint after 2018. South African all-rounder George Linde can be within the squad, however solely two abroad gamers could make the taking part in XI.

Kent have been struggling this season to take wickets because of damage considerations and unfriendly pitches. Their loss to Northamptonshire earlier within the week has left them within the eighth place within the 10-team Division One competitors, with solely 5 video games left within the season.

“In a 12 months when it’s been tough to take wickets, we’re excited to have the chance so as to add a quick bowler of Navdeep’s high quality to our squad,” stated Paul Downton, the Director of Kent.

Saini has performed two Checks,  ight ODIs and 11 T20Is for India. He has 53 first-class matches total and has picked up 148 wickets in 91 innings at a median of 28.81 with 4 five-wicket hauls and finest bowling figures of6/32. The 29-year-old performed in a warmup recreation in opposition to Leicestershire for India final month and picked three wickets for 55 runs.