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Shropshire to give debut to former Middlesex seamer Gurjit Sandhu

By Luke Hatfield | Cricket | Published:

Former Middlesex seam bowler Gurjit Sandhu will make his Shropshire debut in Sunday’s final group match in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy against Herefordshire.

Former Middlesex man Gurjit Sandhu will make his Shropshire debut on Sunday.

Sandhu, 25, will replace opening batsman Ollie Westbury, who is unavailable for the match, as the only change to the side which secured a six wicket victory over Wales at Oswestry last time out.

That result came too late to revive Shropshire’s qualification hopes and Herefordshire, who won the competition last season, also know they can no longer progress ahead of the tie at Brockhampton.

Sandhu played 18 matches for Middlesex after his debut in 2011, but was released at the end of the 2015 season.

“Gurjit is a left-arm seamer who will swing it back into the right-handed batsmen." said Shropshire’s director of cricket Karl Krikken.

"He bowls lots of overs and he’s an ex-pro who comes highly recommended. He’s someone we have been looking at for quite some time so we are pleased to have signed him.

“He had a spell on trial at Durham last summer and also played for Hertfordshire in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy.

“He’s basically a perfect foil for what we already have.

"Hopefully he’ll be available for all of our Championship games as well as this match at Herefordshire.”

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
@LHatfield_Star

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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