Naveen-ul-Haq returns to Leicestershire for 2022 season

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The Afghanistan fast was the main wicket-taker within the 2021 T20 Blast

Naveen-ul-Haq, the Afghanistan seamer who was the main wicket-taker within the 2021 T20 Blast, has re-signed with Leicestershire for subsequent summer time amid curiosity from different counties.

Naveen, who’s presently representing Afghanistan on the T20 World Cup within the UAE, took at the very least one wicket in each recreation he performed within the Blast this yr, ending the season with 26 at a mean of 17.57 and an financial system fee of 8.67 runs per over.

Leicestershire completed sixth within the nine-team North Group final yr, lacking out on the quarter-finals by three factors, and Naveen stated he hoped he may assist them attain the knockouts subsequent season.

“It was an easy decision when I was told that the club was keen on re-signing me for the 2022 season,” Naveen stated in a press launch. “There was interest from a few other counties, but I enjoyed my time in Leicestershire last season and felt at home here so much, with special thanks to Paul [Nixon, the club’s head coach].”

Nixon stated he was “delighted” that Naveen had re-signed after his success this yr. “To get the leading wicket-taker from the 2021 instalment of the Vitality Blast back for 2022 is a real coup for the club,” he stated.

“Naveen is a good character around the dressing room and always carries himself in a professional manner. His mixture of determination and skill levels means he is a key wicket-taker for us heading into the competition.”

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