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Leicestershire sign Afghanistan allrounder Nabi for T20 Blast

The 33-year-old Afghanistan international comes with a wealth of T20 experience, having played 160 matches for both his country and various franchises across the globe

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The Foxes have moved to make Mohammad Nabi their T20 Blast overseas player.

The 33-year-old Afghanistan international comes with a wealth of T20 experience, having played 160 matches for both his country and various franchises across the globe.

His skills were most recently on show for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash, where he claimed eight wickets with an economy rate of 5.77, and scored 88 runs at 29.33 with a strike rate of 139.68.

T20 BATTING RECORD
Matches: 160
Runs: 2,191
Average: 21.91
SR: 139.28
Highest score: 89

Nabi will feature alongside Afghanistan team-mate Rashid Khan for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL before heading to Leicestershire for the summer.

The allrounder is currently playing for his country in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier where he has hit 92 and 51 in losing efforts against Scotland and Zimbabwe respectively.

Nabi greeted the move by saying: “I have heard a lot of good things about the Foxes. I am looking forward to working with Paul Nixon and joining a professional and ambitious county with a good track record in T20.”

T20 BOWLING RECORD
Matches: 160
Wickets: 182
Average: 20.58
Economy: 6.82
BBI: 4 for 10

Paul Nixon, Leicestershire CCC head coach said: “I know all about Mohammad Nabi’s qualities in the game. He can make a huge impact in our middle order and is an off-break bowler who operates with great control and skill.

“Nabi has a brilliant white ball record for Afghanistan and in T20 competitions around the world. He is exactly the type of player that we were looking for and is somebody who will fit in beautifully here.”

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Nabi has played 60 T20 matches for Afghanistan

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