Ali joins Lancashire

Kabir Ali

Kabir Ali

First published in Hampshire Cricket

Kabir Ali has joined Lancashire after his Hampshire contract expired.

The 31-year-old, who made one Test appearance for England in 2003 and has taken more than 700 first-class wickets during his career, has penned on a two-year contract as Lancashire prepare for life in the LV= County Championship second division.

Ali was out of contract at Hampshire and took 70 wickets in 33 appearances for the county in three years, including a memorable last over as they won the CB40.

He said: “I would like to thank everybody at the club including the players, coaches, supporters and staff. I’ve really enjoyed my three years at The Aegeas Bowl.

“I wish everyone all the best for the coming season and beyond.”

Ali added: "Lancashire is a fantastic club with a proud history and great traditions.

"I am excited at the prospect of working under Peter Moores and his coaching team as well as playing alongside Glen Chapple who is still one of the best in the country.

"Lancashire has an exciting and emerging squad and I am looking forward to playing my part in the challenges ahead."

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6:43pm Fri 2 Nov 12

deadbat says...

Mixed feelings about him going. He was injured a lot and a bit disappointing in one day games but then he really came back into form at the end of this season. Hampshire s bowling was thin already. I still think the priority will be for a big turning spinner but we could also use someone with a bit of extra pace. If Balcombe got injured we'd be in serious trouble.
Mixed feelings about him going. He was injured a lot and a bit disappointing in one day games but then he really came back into form at the end of this season. Hampshire s bowling was thin already. I still think the priority will be for a big turning spinner but we could also use someone with a bit of extra pace. If Balcombe got injured we'd be in serious trouble. deadbat
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