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Members' and Supporters' Lunches 2014-15:
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Squad Number -TBC
Player Sponsor - TBC
Born - Leicester, December 29, 1994
Joined - Leicestershire 2014
Role - Right handed batsman, Off-break bowler
Teams Represented - Leicestershire Second XI
Highlights of Career -
Aadil Ali is a talented young batsman who graduated from Leicestershire’s Academy in 2013. He went on to become an important player in the Second XI team who won the treble in 2014 and then signed his first professional deal at Grace Road at the end of the 2014 season.
The youngster made a vital 62 batting at number three in the Championship Final against Essex and his 14* off just five balls in the T20 Final against Somerset was a vital contribution. Leicestershire went on to in that match by 11 runs.
Ali, who batted in a variety of positions for the Second XI, scored heavily for Kibworth last season too. The 20-year-old bowls off-spin, is a good fielder and Senior Coach Lloyd Tennant praised his contribution to the team.
He said: “Aadil played his role in the Second XI really well, whatever was asked of him. He can clear the ropes in one-day cricket and helped us to win some matches. His innings in the T20 final was one example. Aadil hit a couple of sixes towards the end of our innings and we ended up winning by 11 runs.
“Aadil also played solidly in the Championship. His innings in the Final against Essex was terrific. When he came in at three we were a long way off getting past their first innings score, which was the first objective because it was the deciding factor if the game was drawn.
“We were also looking at winning the game, so needed people to score at pace. For him to come in and play the way he did, which was score at about a run a ball, was great. Aadil has done well for us in all formats. He is a real team player and deserves the opportunity to join the staff.”