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Karun Nair to play for Northamptonshire in their three games

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India batter, Karun Nair is all set to play for Northamptonshire for their remaining County Championship games.

Moreover, he has been called in as a replacement for Australia’s Sam Whiteman who is going home.

Nair reached the UK yesterday and will be playing his first game against Warwickshire tomorrow.

Back in 2016, Nair had a spectacular debut for India and scored a brilliant triple-century in a game but since then, he has been completely left out of the squad.

But, his prowess in domestic cricket cannot be wiped away just like that. In 85 first-class games, he has 5922 runs and will look to replicate the same performances for Northamptonshire.

Says Nair on his selection,

I’m really looking forward to joining Northamptonshire and getting to play in the County Championship. You hear a lot about county cricket, and I know Prithvi [Shaw] really enjoyed his time with the team, so it’s exciting to have the opportunity to be involved too. Hopefully, I can make an impact on the team while I’m there, that’s the main thing for me. It’s about doing as much as I can to help the team get some wins in these last three games.

Head coach John Sadler happy to acquire Nair for Northamptonshire

Meanwhile, Northamptonshire head coach, John Sadler is quite happy to have a player of the caliber of Nair for the remaining three games.

He says that Nair is all raring to go in the tournament and is an impeccable player.

It’s great that we’ve been able to secure Karun to come over for the remainder of the season, he’s really keen to get going, he’s a high-class batter who’s scored something like 11,000 runs in his career and his first-class numbers are particularly special.

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