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Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi joins Leicestershire

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Leicestershire have signed Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for the 2018 T20 Blast.

Nabi is the second Afghan player to sign for an English county after star 19-year-old leg-spinner Rashid Khan agreed to join Sussex.

Thirty-three-year-old Nabi has played 93 one-day internationals and 60 T20 matches for Afghanistan.

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

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

He has previously played in the 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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