Arshdeep Singh joins Kent for 2023 County Championship

Arshdeep Singh, India’s left-arm swing bowler, has agreed to play five County Championship matches for Kent.

Subject to approval, Arshdeep will be available for home matches against Surrey and Warwickshire, as well as trips to Northamptonshire, Essex and Nottinghamshire in the LV= Insurance County Championship in June and July.

Arshdeep had a breakaway season for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022, becoming their go-to bowler in the death overs and eventually taking 10 wickets from 14 matches at an economy rate of 7.70.

Arshdeep, 24, made his T20I debut in England last July. He played all three of his ODIs so far in New Zealand in November and now has 29 international appearances for India, for whom he was an outstanding performer at the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. In seven first-class matches in his career to date, he has taken 25 wickets at an average of 23.84 and an economy rate of 2.92.

Arshdeep said he had heard good things about Kent from Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of India who played for the club in 2000.

“I look forward to playing red-ball cricket in England and continuing to improve my skills in the first-class game,” said Arshdeep. “Rahul Dravid has already told me that it is a club with a great history.”

He joins Kane Richardson, the Australian pace bowler who will play in the Vitality Blast, and South African spin bowling all-rounder George Linde, who is in the second half of his two-year deal as an all-format player, as foreign players confirmed. for the province so far.

Paul Downton, Kent’s Director of Cricket, said: “We are delighted to have a player of Arshdeep’s potential join us for five games this summer. He has shown world class skills with the cue ball, and I have all the trust in.” he will put those skills to good use with the red ball in the County Championship.”


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