Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will be a part of Northamptonshire for the 2021 version of the T20 Blast competitors.
Topic to approval by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), Nabi will stay with Northamptonshire for the whole lot of the 2021 Blast group levels, in addition to being out there for the quarter-final following his stint with the London Spirit in The Hundred.
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“I’ve all the time loved taking part in the Vitality Blast in England and it will likely be thrilling to play at Northamptonshire.” Nabi mentioned in a press release.
“Hopefully we will do effectively,” he added.
Nabi at the moment sits atop the ICC rankings because the world’s primary T20 all-rounder and head coach David Ripley was wanting ahead to having that type of worldwide high quality in his facet.
“We’re delighted to welcome such a excessive profile T20 participant as Mohammad Nabi to the membership.” Ripley mentioned.
“He has a wealth of expertise from taking part in in so many world tournaments all over the world and may utterly flip a sport with each bat and ball,” he added.
With four,118 runs at a strike fee of over 140 and 267 wickets to his identify in T20 cricket, it is clear why Steelbacks skipper Josh Cobb was so eager to recruit the Afghanistan worldwide for subsequent 12 months’s competitors.
“We have checked out our center order as a little bit of precedence for us, so Nabi was the proper selection along with his energy and expertise. Together with bringing in Tom (Taylor) final 12 months we’re now wanting fairly sturdy in that space. They’re each three-dimensional gamers, so they assist stability us up a bit and provides us loads of choices on the day,” mentioned Cobb.
“Nabi’s a artful bowler too and has the flexibility to bowl at any stage in the course of the innings, hopefully that’ll imply much less powerplay bowling for me,” he added.