County news April 25, 2014

Lancashire sign Junaid Khan again

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire have confirmed that Pakistan left-arm seamer Junaid Khan will return to the county for limited-overs competitions. Junaid is expected to join the county in time for their first T20 match against Nottinghamshire on May 16.

Junaid had earlier signed with Lancashire in 2011 and played four one-day games and eight T20s for the county. His performance in the Friends Life t20 in 2011, where he took 12 wickets in eight games, helped Lancashire qualify for finals day, where they were eliminated in a Super Over by Leicestershire.

"We are delighted to be bringing Junaid back to Lancashire following his memorable spell with us in 2011," Lancashire's cricket director Mike Watkinson, said. "Following his time with us, he went on to become an established international with Pakistan and we are looking forward to him bringing that experience to Old Trafford as we aim to build on a good season in 2013."

Junaid has played 46 ODIs since his debut in April 2011 taking 74 wickets at an average of 24.37 and an economy rate of just under five. In T20 internationals, he has eight wickets in nine games at an average of 29.50.