India fast-bowler Arshdeep Singh will be plying his trade in the County Championship after signing up a deal with Kent for the 2023 season. The English outfit confirmed the development on Friday (March 17).
Kent have now signed up three overseas players for the upcoming season. Before securing Arshdeep Singh’s services, they had signed up South Africa’s George Linde and Australia’s Kane Richardson. While Linde will return to Kent to play as all the three formats as part of the two-year deal he had signed, Richardson will only ply his trade in the shortest format of the game.
As far as Arshdeep Singh is concerned, he will be available to play five matches in June and July, subject to regulatory approval. This will be his first stint in the County Championship.
“We’re delighted to have a player of Arshdeep’s potential join us for five matches this Summer,” Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said.
“He has demonstrated that he has world class skills with the white ball, and I am very confident he will be able to put those skills to good use with the red ball in the County Championship,” he added.
Arshdeep Singh excited to play for Kent:
Arshdeep Singh’s career has only moved upwards ever since he made his India debut last year after constantly impressing in the Indian Premier League. He made his debut in T20Is and hit the ground running in international cricket.
He was an integral part of India’s Asia Cup and T20 World Cup squads. The impressive performances in the T20Is further helped him make his debut in ODIs too. So far, he has played 3 ODIs and 26 T20Is for the Men in Blue. While he is yet to take a wicket in ODIs, he has picked up an impressive 41 wickets in T20Is at an average of less than 18.
Arshdeep Singh is now gearing up for another challenge as he is all set to become the fourth Indian player to represent Kent. Expressing his delight over signing up with Kent, the pacer stated that he is excited and is looking forward to improving his skills.
“I am excited to play red-ball cricket in England and continue to improve my skills in the first-class game. I look forward to performing in front of Kent’s Members and supporters; Rahul Dravid has already told me it is a Club with a great history,” said Arshdeep.
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