Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Josh Cobb Yadvinder Singh signal for Worcestershire


Worcestershire have signed Josh Cobb to strengthen their white-ball sides for 2024, and have handed a primary skilled contract to 28-year-old quick bowler Yadvinder Singh who will initially seem for them as an abroad participant.

Cobb, 33, was launched early from his contract with Northamptonshire after shedding the T20 captaincy at brief discover, and being frozen out from their first staff within the second half of final season. He has signed an preliminary one-year deal which covers the Vitality Blast and the Metro Financial institution Cup.

“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of Worcestershire for 2024,” Cobb stated. “The membership has at all times been a well-drilled white-ball unit, and I hope to convey my A-game to New Highway and help in difficult for trophies. I wish to thank Ashley Giles for giving me this recent alternative to as soon as once more do what I like – play thrilling cricket and win trophies.”

Giles, the membership’s chief govt, stated: “Josh’s expertise and expertise align completely with our plans for the upcoming season. He is a extremely skilled white-ball cricketer, who’s tasted common success. He’ll match into the dressing room nicely, and can actually add to the group.”

Worcestershire reached the quarter-finals of the Blast final yr, ending third within the group stage earlier than being thrashed by Hampshire of their first knockout sport. They’ve re-signed Usama Mir, the Pakistani legspinner, for subsequent yr’s match and have recruited the New Zealander Nathan Smith for all codecs.

Singh, a quick bowler who was born in Rajasthan, has additionally signed an expert deal after trialling with numerous totally different counties. He’s the most recent graduate of the South Asian Cricket Academy (SACA) to signal a contract with a county and the second to take action with Worcestershire, following middle-order batter Kashif Ali.

“I am actually happy that Worcestershire are displaying this belief in me by giving me a contract,” he stated. “I have been trialling round for a number of years with totally different counties, taking part in seconds cricket and membership cricket in between going again residence to India. However I by no means gave up hope.

“Since I can bear in mind, I at all times had a dream that I needed to be an expert cricketer. There was no Plan B. I knew in myself that I might do that, that I might play and now I’ve obtained to attempt to take advantage of this chance. I simply stored believing in myself and signing that contract was probably the greatest days of my life.”

Giles stated: “We’re thrilled to have Yadvinder Singh be part of us. His path to skilled cricket is actually inspiring. Yadvinder’s expertise and unwavering dedication are in good alignment with our mission of embracing numerous skills. He’s undoubtedly a precious addition to our squad.”

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