Indian fast bowler signs up for the upcoming County season
The news was confirmed on the official website of the cricket club.
Updated - Jun 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Veteran Indian pace bowler Varun Aaron is all set to ply his trade in the upcoming domestic season in England. Aaron is gearing up for his maiden stint in the County Championships this year. Reportedly, Varun has been signed up for the season by Leicestershire CCC. Aaron will be a part of the team for the early part of the 2018 season.
The news was confirmed on the official website of the cricket club. Varun Aaron has played for the national side in 9 ODIs and 9 Tests thus far. He is renowned for clocking speeds in excess of 140 kmph on a consistent basis. The head coach of Leicestershire expressed his delight on the new signing. He hailed Aaron as a quality performer and believes that the Indian pacer has ideal skill sets to excel in England.
“Varun is a high-quality performer and his skills will be ideally suited to early season conditions in England. We are delighted to secure his signature for both Specsavers County Championship games and fixtures in the Royal London One-Day Cup,” Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon quoted.
“We are getting a genuinely quick bowler in Varun, who has played a number of games for India and also enjoyed a fine domestic career. Varun is very keen to do well for us and get back in the India team again and we’re really looking forward to him linking up with us,” he added further.
Excited to be onboard
Meanwhile, Varun Aaron has also expressed his happiness over the new signing. He remarked that he is totally excited for the opportunity. He admitted that playing in the County season had been on his mind for a long time and this comes as a very big opportunity for him now.
“I am relishing the opportunity to join the Foxes for the first part of the season. Playing county cricket presents me with a great opportunity to showcase my skills. I’m looking forward to taking wickets and contributing to the success of the team,” Varun Aaron quoted.