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Nabi signs county deal, plays for T20 Blast this summer

Nabi signs county deal, plays for T20 Blast this summer

Mar 07, 2018 - 17:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Leicestershire have signed Afghanistaninfo-icon all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for this summer's T20 Blast competition, a media report said on Wednesday.

Nabi is the second Afghan player to agree a county deal after compatriot Rashid Khan signed for Sussex.

The 33-year-old has played 93 one-day internationals and 60 T20 matches for his national team.

"He can make a huge impact in our middle order and is an off-break bowler with great control and skill," said Foxes head coach Paul Nixon.

Pakistaninfo-icon pace bowler Mohammad Abbas will be Leicestershire's second overseas player for the T20 Blast, which they begin with an away game against Northants Steelbacks on 4 July.

Nabi has scored 961 T20 runs for Afghanistan with a strike rate of over 139 and taken 61 wickets at an average of 24.80.

He has also played in various domestic T20 competitions around the worldinfo-icon, including Australia's Big Bash and the Caribbean Premier League.

"I have heard a lot of good things about the Foxes," said Nabi.

"I am looking forward to working with Paul Nixon and joining a professional and ambitious county with a good track record in T20."

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