Worksop's Samit Patel signs up for Sri Lankan Premier League
Samit Patel has been signed by Lanka Premier League side Galle Gladiators for the second edition of the Sri Lanka based franchise T20 competition.
Patel, who in the summer celebrated becoming the first Englishman to take 250 wickets and score 5,000 runs in the history of T20 cricket, and the fifth player ever to do so, heads to the sub-continent having previously represented Dambulla Viikings in 2020.
The middle-order batter averaged 21 with the bat for the Viikings, while going at an economy rate of just 7.83 for his seven wickets.
Having been postponed from August, the competition begins on December 5 with Patel’s Gladiators facing Jaffna Kings with all group matches played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.