Squad Number - 7
Player Sponsor - TBC
Born - Loger, Afghanistan, January 1, 1985
Joined - Leicestershire 2018
Role - Right-hand batsman, off-break bowler
Teams Represented - Afghanistan, Chittagong Vikings, Marylebone Cricket Club, Melbourne Renegades, Pakistan Customs, Quetta Gladiators, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sylhet Royals
Afghanistan star Mohammad Nabi will bring brilliant all-round qualities to Leicestershire Foxes when he joins his teammates for Vitality Blast in 2018.
The skilful all-rounder has a superb T20 record in international cricket. His strike rate is approaching 140 with the bat while 61 wickets, including a best for 4 for 10, have been claimed at an average of 24.80.
All told, Nabi has scored 2191 T20 runs at an average of 21.91 with an overall strike rate of 139.28. His 182 wickets have arrived at 20.58 apiece while Nabi has maintained a superb economy rate of 6.82 across 180 games.
The 33-year-old has experienced T20 cricket across the globe. Nabi enjoyed a recent successful spell with Melbourne Renegades in the KFC Big Bash and will play for SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
To underline his white ball credentials, Nabi scored 92 and 51 in ICC World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Zimbabwe respectively. He has a century and 96 wickets to his name in ODIs.
Nabi will become the Foxes’ second overseas player in 2018, linking up with Pakistan international Muhammad Abbas for the Vitality Blast competition.