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Gurbaz joins Naveen in Leicestershire blast 2022 campaign

The pair will play at Uponsteel County Ground in Leicester.

Cricketer Rahmanullah Gurbaz joins Leicstershire County Cricket Club..

Rahmanullah Gurbaz welcomes fellow Afghanistan cricketer Naveen Ul-Haq as a Running Fox for the 2022 Vitality Blast campaign.

Last Monday, Gurbaz scored an impressive 37-ball 46 over Scotland, including four sixes.

He made T20I debut at the young age of 17. Now, Gurbaz’s stats are at the top of the order after having scored almost 500 runs at an average of 35.14 and with a best of 87.

Gurbaz has a sporting ability to change the game with the bat and can keep the wicket having done so a number of times on the international stage.

Gurbaz has played in a number of tournaments around the world, and this will be his first time playing professional cricket in England.

He said: “It has always been my dream to play county cricket. I can’t wait to join the Foxes at the Uptonsteel County Ground and from the moment I heard that there was interest, it was an easy decision to make.

“Naveen spoke so highly of the Club and I was desperate to be part of that and show the fans what I can do.”

Naveen tweeted Gurbaz welcoming him to the Foxes family last week.

"Welcome to the Foxes family," tweets Naveen.

Foxes Head Coach Paul Nixon was delighted to see Gurbaz join his international teammate in Leicestershire. He said: “We have been keeping a very close eye on Rahmanullah [Gurbaz] for a couple of years now.

“Rahmanullah is one of the most exciting young players in the modern game, his 360-degree clean power hitting ability is to be marvelled at.

“He has a class and a raw power fused into his game and it creates match-winning abilities.”


Written by Siddiqa Reininghaus

Siddiqa is a Feature Writer for Niche Magazine and Cross Productions with experience of working as a journalist and copywriter. She enjoys going to the gym, cooking, and binge-watching Netflix series.


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