Updated: Jun 27, 2023, 17:34 IST

Watch! Navdeep Saini bowls a dream delivery during the county championships


Arshdeep Singh is currently displaying his wares in the county championship for Kent. The Indian left arm seamer has found company in the form of right arm pacer Navdeep Saini. The 30 year old was part of the Kent side last season, where made an immediate impact by taking 5 wickets on his county debut. Saini, is back in the Indian test side as he has come in place of Umesh Yadav for the two match series.

The story so far –

Navdeep Saini is currently in England and playing for Worcestershire before joining up with the Indian team. Saini, made his Worcestershire debut recently in the County Championship Division 2 game against Derbyshire. Azhar Ali the former Pakistan captain is also part of the Worcestershire side as Jacky Libby the skipper won the toss and chose to bat first.

Immediate impact on debut –

Jack Libby the Worcestershire skipper threw the ball to Navdeep Saini to bowl the 2nd over. In the very 1st ball, Saini bowled a ball which the batter Harry Came misjudged and shouldered arms to. The ball came a long way back in and crashed into the middle stump as the home team fans loved seeing the visiting batter sent back for a duck.

Jack Libby top scorers in a disappointing batting performance –

Playing in their home ground, Worcestershire won the toss and chose to bat and were all out for mere 237. Libby and Roderick the openers added 70 for the 1st wicket with Roderick scoring 40. The top scorer was Libby with 78 off 187 balls with 8 fours. Anuj Dal was the lead wicket taker for Derbyshire with 5/45 from his 18.3 overs.

Derbyshire put on a strong batting show –

Post the fall of Harry Came, Derbyshire lost 2 more wickets. Luis Reece fell for 12, while Brooke Guest was out for 19 to leave the visitors at 38/3. That’s when Wayne Madsen and Leus Du Plooy the Derbyshire captain joined forces to add 267 for the 4th wicket.

Madsen scored 143 off 230 balls with 18 fours and a six, while Du Plooy was not out on 168 off 275 balls with 20 fours and a six. Keeping the skipper company was Anuj Dal who was batting on 23 off 81 balls. Worcestershire are currently 4th in Division 2 as Derbyshire are rock bottom.