Anuj Dal pens new Derbyshire contract for 2022 season

The 25-year-old hopes the club can put the troubles of last season behind them under new head of cricket Mickey Arthur

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Derbyshire have confirmed Anuj Dal has signed a new one-year contract with the club.

Due to expire at the end of 2021, the 25-year-old will remain at The Incora County Ground for next season.

The PCA vice-chair has played 60 times for Derbyshire across the formats since his debut in 2018.

He becomes the latest player to commit their immediate future to the county after Tom Wood, Alex Hughes, Mattie McKiernan and George Scrimshaw all agreed to fresh terms.

It was a rotten campaign at Derbyshire last season, with the club recording a single win in the County Championship and struggling in the T20 Blast and One-Day Cup competitions.

Mickey Arthur has arrived as head of cricket, replacing Dave Houghton, and Dal hopes the appointment can spark a change in fortunes.

"I love being a Derbyshire player and I want to continue my development here," said Dal, who scored 333 runs and took nine wickets in first-class cricket in 2021.

"2021 was a difficult season for all of us, but I really felt like my performances towards the end of the year were starting to reflect my progress. 

"With Mickey arriving soon, it’s a really exciting time for the club and I’m pleased to be a part of it. Hopefully, we can kick on as a squad and start challenging on the field again."

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