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Karun Nair to return to Northamptonshire in April

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Karun Nair will return to Northamptonshire for seven County Championship fixtures in April and Could after he went unsold within the IPL public sale.

Northants introduced Nair in for the ultimate three matches of final season as a part of a failed bid to keep away from relegation to Division Two, however his temporary stint with the membership was a hit. He registered scores of 78, 150 and 21 in his three innings and John Sadler, Northants’ head coach, mentioned Nair was his “foremost goal” for 2024.

“Not solely did he rating some unimaginable runs for us, his calmness, his temperament, and his starvation for extra runs was very good,” Sadler mentioned in a press launch. “We’re delighted to get him on board with us once more and I am certain he will likely be a brilliant asset for us once more this season.”

His availability for the early phases of the season was unclear till mid-December as a result of the potential of IPL commitments, after he was introduced in as a substitute by Lucknow Tremendous Giants halfway by way of IPL 2023. However he went unsold on the mini-auction in Dubai, and has now dedicated to the primary seven video games of the Championship season.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Northamptonshire for an additional stint of County Championship cricket.” Nair mentioned. “Our purpose is to win video games and get promoted and I am excited to get caught in with the bat and assist the staff safe victories.

“I want to thank the coach and captain for believing in me and giving me this glorious alternative. I used to be actually pleased with my kind final season and hopefully I can get going immediately and put massive runs on the board.”

Nair, 32, performed six Checks and two ODIs for India, a short worldwide profession which featured an unbeaten 303 in opposition to England in Chennai in late 2016. He stays one among two males to attain a triple century for India in Checks alongside Virender Sehwag, who did so twice.


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