Leicestershire snap up Sarwan

February 10, 2012
Grace Road

by Mat Fascione

West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan will be joining Leicestershire as their overseas player for the duration of the 2012 season.

Sarwan will arrive at Grace Road in time for Leicestershire’s opening match of the County Championship in early April.

The 31 year-old will bring a vast amount of experience to the Leicestershire dressing room, and Sarwan brings an excellent Test record with him. Here, he averages more than 40, with 15 Test match centuries to his name. Sarwan made his Test debut back in 2000 against Pakistan, and has been a key member of the West Indian side ever since. His best score coming against England in 2009 where he made a mammoth 291 in Barbados.

Leicestershire will be hoping that Sarwan can score heavily for the county and in the process help Leicestershire gain promotion back into division 1 of the County Championship. In 2011 Leicestershire won the domestic Twenty20 competition by beating Somerset in the final at Edgbaston.

Leicestershire have also announced today that former wicket-keeper Paul Nixon will take on an ambassador role at the county.

The Scoop 10/02/2012

One Comment to “Leicestershire snap up Sarwan”

  1. David
    February 10th, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    Sarwan is a good mediocre player. He is mentally weak and has never fulfilled his potential. He and Gayle promised much but have never pushed the WI above number 8 in the world. Hopefully he will not play for the WI again as he is not serious and is still a school boy at heart. Keep him there in England.

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