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Indian fast bowler Siddarth Kaul signs a short-term deal with Northamptonshire

Indian fast bowler Siddarth Kaul will travel to Britain after signing a short-term deal with Northamptonshire. The right-arm pacer has signed a contract to play three Vitality County Championship matches for Northamptonshire.

The 33-year-old last played for India in 2018, when he featured in three T20 internationals and three ODIs. The Seamer played against England at Trent Bridge and Lord’s and although he went wicketless he was a tad impressive.

Kaul plays for Punjab in the Indian domestic circuit and has taken 15 wickets in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy at an average of 31.26.

The Punjab player is a replacement for Australia fast bowler Chris Tremain, who played four matches for the county under his contract.

Speaking about his stint in Britain, Kaul said he was excited to get some cricketing experience in the province and hoped to give his best. “I am very pleased to be representing Northamptonshire and look forward to helping the team win games and achieve promotion. I am confident that I will use my positive attitude and experience to help my teammates win in every situation in the match,” said Kaul.

Northamptonshire head coach John Sadler hoped Kaul’s first-class experience will stand his team in good stead. “Sid (Siddarth 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 some good form, so hopefully he will continue that with us,” Sadler said.

The pace bowler has taken 286 first-class wickets at an average of 26.44 with 16 five-wicket hauls and is immediately available for selection.

Northamptonshire’s next Vitality County Championship match is against Gloucestershire on May 10. The match will be played at Wantage Road, home of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.