County club team Nottinghamshire on Tuesday announced signing the contract extension with pacer Zak Chappell. The youngster will now continue his stay at Trent Bridge for a period of two years until the end of the 2022 season.
After joining the side in 2018, he impressed his team by finishing as one of the leading wicket-takers. He also finished as the leading wicket-taker in the Bob Willis Trophy this year after scalping 15 wickets.
The pacer also expressed his desire to stay with Nottinghamshire and is also looking forward to playing more for them in the future.
“Last season was a big one for me – I feel like I found my rhythm and my confidence early on, and everything just snowballed from there,” Chappell said.
“I believe I’m a much better bowler for the work that Pete (Peter Moores) and Shiney (Kevin Shine) did with me over last winter, so I’m really excited to see how I can push forward again over this close-season.
“To take the new ball so regularly, and to be a senior seamer in the side, isn’t necessarily a position I thought I’d find myself in last summer, but I loved every minute of it.
“The great thing about playing at Trent Bridge is the wealth of experience you can lean on and learn from – from the coaching staff to the likes of Bally (Jake Ball), Fletch (Luke Fletcher) and Broady (Stuart Broad).
“That’s really helped me over my time here, and I’m sure it will continue to do so over the next two summers.” he concluded.
Chappell has also represented England Lions in the past and also graduated from ECB’s pace programme before playing for Nottinghamshire.
Zak has played 23 First-class, 17 List A and 16 T20 matches in his career and taken 83 wickets across all the formats of the game.