England’s county cricket club Nottinghamshire confirmed signing of the all rounder Samit Patel for the next two seasons. And as per the new contract, Samit Patel will now extend his stay at the club for the next years until 2023 season.
Patel, 35, has played a total of 588 matches across all formats, aggregating 20,322 runs and taking 670 wickets ever since his debut in 2002.
The former England player has now expressed his interest in focusing more on the white-ball cricket as he looks forward to playing at Trent Bridge.
“I love the game, I love Trent Bridge, I love my team-mates here and I love the club, so committing for another two years was a no-brainer,” he said.
“At this point in my career, the best way for me to serve Notts on the field and to extend my time as a player for as long as possible is to focus on the white ball”
“That’s what I’m going to do from now on, and this contract has been signed with that in mind.” he added.
Patel last featured for England in the white jersey against Pakistan at Sharjah back in 2015 while featuring in the limited-overs format in 2013.
Despite his absence at the international circuit, he has continued to play in the county cricket for the Notts and even helped them win the 2020 Vitality Blast.
“Samit played really well for us last season, in both formats of the game, and he showed leadership qualities and a great attitude,” head coach Peter Moores said.
“His expertise with the white ball is second-to-none and has been for a number of years, so to have secured that – alongside no little match-winning ability with the bat – is great for us moving forward.” he added.