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Sam Hain, who is in the Caribbean after being called up by the England Lions for their one-day squad, has been a Warwickshire player since 2013, making 3,965 runs across cricket's three formats
Sam Hain has signed a new Warwickshire deal
Warwickshire batsman Sam Hain has signed a contract extension at Edgbaston.
The 22-year-old, who is in the Caribbean after being called up by the England Lions for their one-day squad, will remain with the club until the end of the 2021 English summer.
Hain has been a Warwickshire player since 2013, making 3,965 runs across cricket's three formats.
Ashley Giles, the county's sport director, said: “Sam is a tremendously talented batsman and one of the most exciting young prospects in the county game, who has demonstrated that he can play big innings in the most pressurised situations.
“He’s enjoyed a lot of success in white ball cricket over the last two seasons, helping the team win the One-Day Cup at Lord’s and coming so close to getting us home in last season’s Blast final. However, he now needs to take this into Championship cricket and build on the seven centuries that he scored in the early part of his career.
Hain will stay at Edgbaston until 2021
“Despite a difficult season last year, he has shown good character and worked hard over the winter months. We’re thrilled that he will continue to be a Bear as we rebuild a squad to challenge across all formats.”
Hain, who will feature in the ECB's North-South series this spring, said: “I absolutely love playing for the Bears and it’s great to have secured my long-term future with the club ahead of the tour with England Lions and a big domestic season.
“Admittedly we had a tough time in Championship and one-day cup last year, but we made great strides in the Blast and the management have been very busy rebuilding the squad, so that we can challenge hard for promotion.
“It’s a very exciting time to be a Bear and I’m looking forward to returning in April and challenging for a place in the Championship team.”