Cricket

Shakib signs Foxes deal

Leicestershire have signed Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as their second overseas player for this season's Friends Life t20 competition.

Shakib signs Foxes deal - CricketPA Sport

Shakib is currently ranked as the top all-rounder by the ICC in one-day internationals and will join Australian Joe Burns at Grace Road.

Head coach Phil Whitticase said: "Shakib's record is exceptional and I am looking forward to him helping us to achieve success in the Friends Life t20 competition this year."

The 26-year-old - who had a previous spell in county cricket with Worcestershire - has scored 1,421 runs in 90 career T20 matches at a strike rate of over 120.

Shakib has also claimed 111 wickets at an average of 20.18, with an economy rate of 6.73.

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