December 12 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ravi Patel has signed a new three-year contract with Middlesex to keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2016 English domestic cricket season.
The left-arm spinner is currently unavailable for selection with a back injury but has to date taken 54 first XI wickets at an average of 26.5 in all forms of the game. In 11 first-Class matches Patel has taken 40 wickets at an average of 28 and in 2013 he claimed 10 scalps in eight t20 matches at an average of 18.6.
Middlesex County Cricket Club’s managing director of cricket, Angus Fraser, said: “Ravi has continued to make good progress at Middlesex. Since recovering from the hand injury he sustained during pre-season he has been in most, if not all, of our red and white ball squads.
“We have always rated Ravi as a first-class bowler but in 2013 he showed how adaptable and smart he is by being extremely effective in t20 cricket.
“He is not the finished article and is aware that there are areas of his game that he needs to work on.
“We believe he has the potential to become a fine bowler and that he will take many wickets for Middlesex over the coming years.”