Navdeep Saini: Worcestershire signal India quick bowler on short-term County Championship deal

Navdeep Saini in action for India

Navdeep Saini had a spell playing in the County Championship with Kent in 2022

Worcestershire have signed India fast bower Navdeep Saini on a short-term contract.

The 30-year-old will be available for the Pears’ four County Championship games until the end of July, starting with Sunday’s game against Derbyshire.

Saini, who has featured for India in all three formats, comes in to bolster an injury-hit bowling attack that has also lost Josh Tongue to England duty.

He said he wants to make “a significant impact” at New Road.

“I am aware that Indian players such as Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan and Ravichandran Ashwin have previously played for Worcestershire and achieved success,” Saini told the club website.external-link

“Hopefully, I can contribute to their promotion push while also continuing to develop my own skills.”

Saini, who had a stint playing for Kent last season and last featured for India in a T20 international in July 2021, moves to a Worcestershire side that has been hit hard by…