England county cricket club Leicestershire on Friday signed Australian batsman Marcus Harris for the County Championship, as well as Royal London Cup.
The 28-year-old has played for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield tournament and also played for Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.
“The 28-year-old left-hander will link up with Running Foxes once his Sheffield Shield commitments are complete with Victoria, and rejoin his domestic side in Australia before the start of their 2021-22 campaign” the club said in a statement.
Harris comes in with plenty of experience in the First-class cricket and aggregated 6733 runs at an average of 38.47 in 103 matches. Moreover, he has hit unbeaten 250-run knock in the 2018-19 season of Sheffield Shield tournament against New South Wales.
Harris will also make debut in England’s county championship as he expressed delight after signing for the Running Foxes.
“I am delighted to have signed for Leicestershire for the 2021 season, and cannot wait to get up and running within English domestic cricket. To play domestic cricket in England has always been an ambition of mine and I am looking forward to pulling on the Running Fox and performing for the Loyal Foxes’ family” Harris said.
At the same time, the club’s overseas signing Wiaan Mulder won’t be joining them for this season. The club expects him to join them in the coming months.