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Northamptonshire sign Siddharth Kaul in three-match deal for County Championship

Indian pacer Siddharth Kaul was signed by England’s Northamptonshire for their Division 2 matches on Wednesday.

He will feature in the fifth-ranked team’s next three County Championship Division 2 matches.

This will be the 33-year-old Punjab-born pacer’s first appearance in the English domestic circuit.

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The 33-year-old Kaul represented India in three T20 internationals and three one-day internationals in 2018, including two wicketless performances at Trent Bridge and Lord’s against England.

To date, Kaul has collected 284 first-class wickets in 83 matches at an average of 26.45, including 13 four-wicket and 16 five-wicket hauls, with his best figures being six for 27.

Most recently, Kaul represented Punjab in the Ranji Trophy, taking 15 wickets at a season average of 31.26. He has taken 286 first-class wickets at an overall rate of 26.44, including 16 hauls of five wickets.

“I’m very happy to be here to represent Northamptonshire and I’m very excited to help the team win games and achieve promotion,” said Kaul.

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Speaking about his signing with the side, Northamptonshire head coach John Sadler said: “I’m very happy to be here to represent Northamptonshire and very excited to help the team win games and achieve promotion.

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“Sid (Kaul) has a lot of experience with the ball. He has played a lot of first-class cricket and is keen to make a big impact when he joins the squad. He has completed his domestic season in India where he has picked up good form. So hopefully he will continue that with us.”

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    (With input from agencies)

    Ritayan Basu

    Ritayan Basu, senior sub-editor, sports at News18.com. Relates to domestici

    first print: May 8, 2024 7:26 PM IST