Yuzvendra Chahal joins Kent for maiden county cricket stint

After getting snubbed from Team India’s ODI World Cup and Asia cup squads, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has joined Kent for his maiden spell in county cricket.

“Kent Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of India international leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for the Club’s remaining LV= Insurance County Championship matches, subject to regulatory approval,” the club said on Wednesday.

Chahal has 87 wickets to date in 33 first-class appearances, with best figures of 6-44 coming for his Haryana against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy.

He will be available for selection in Kent’s remaining two home Championship matches against Nottinghamshire & Lancashire, as well as Kent’s away fixture against Somerset, the club added.

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“This is an exciting challenge for me, playing in English county cricket, and one I’m very much looking forward to,” Chahal said as per Kent’s press release.

Last month, the spinner was not a part of the Indian squad which is currently in Sri Lanka for the Asia Cup. The decision surprised many, as Chahal had been in good form in recent months.

“No doors are closed on anyone. Chahal has played lot of white ball cricket and if we need him we would find ways to squeeze him in,” skipper Rohit Sharma had said.

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