Ajinkya Rahane to play for Leicestershire in 2023 County Championship and Royal London One-day Cup

India batter Ajinkya Rahane is ready to hitch Leicestershire for the English summer time and can play eight County Championship matches and is on the market for everything of the Royal London One-Day competitors.
He joins Leicestershire’s abroad signings checklist for 2023, which has South Africa allrounder Wiaan Mulder, who has rejoined for all three codecs, and Afghanistan fast Naveen-ul-Haq, who has signed for a 3rd consecutive Vitality Blast marketing campaign.

The membership mentioned that Rahane is predicted to reach in June following his IPL stint with Chennai Tremendous Kings.

“I am actually completely satisfied to be becoming a member of Leicestershire for the upcoming season,” Rahane mentioned in an announcement. “I am unable to wait to play alongside my new teammates and discover the colourful metropolis of Leicester.”

Rahane beforehand had a stint in county with Hampshire in 2019 the place he scored a century on county debut in opposition to Nottinghamshire.
Having final performed a Check match in January 2022, Rahane mentioned lately that he wasn’t giving up hope of a comeback for India. On this season’s Ranji Trophy, the nation’s premier first-class competitors, Rahane has amassed 634 runs in seven matches, together with a double hundred, averaging 57.63.

“I am extraordinarily excited to welcome Ajinkya to Leicestershire,” the membership’s director of cricket Claude Henderson mentioned. “He comes with a number of expertise and an amazing work ethic. It is an incredible alternative for us to faucet into that.

“I had conversations with (Assistant Coach) Alfonso Thomas and (Head Coach) Paul Nixon, who had eyed Ajinkya prior to now, so he was at all times on our radar. It was a case of seeing what the workforce wanted, which was undoubtedly a senior abroad batsman, so we’re delighted to have secured somebody of Ajinkya’s calibre.”

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