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.

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  • Android on April 27, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    good for junaid as well. he is a good bowler and this will develop his skills more.

  • Taimor on April 26, 2014, 12:06 GMT

    Good news. Hope he does really well because I won't mind seeing him play in T20I for Pakistan. He is a very good death bowler but hasn't got a decent chane to bowl in the international T20's. All the best Joji.

  • ESPN on April 25, 2014, 20:16 GMT

    Great choice for Lancashire even Junaid Khan well get better to get back his foam

  • Paulo on April 25, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    Excellent bowler but do they need him. Why not sign a batsman?

  • Atif on April 25, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    Junaid is an exceptional talent. Quite surprised to see he has only played 8 T20. He is someone who should have played every game that Pakistan has played since 2011. Worth every penny!

  • DAN on April 25, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    He;s a good bowler, he did well last time for Lancashire. I hope he can help them win the title.

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