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Ajaz Patel joins Durham as replacement for Matt Kuhnemann

New Zealand spinner to join squad ahead of Yorkshire fixture, available for maximum seven games
Ajaz Patel, The New Zealand left-arm spinner, has joined Durham as a replacement for Australia’s Matt Kuhnemann, who suffered a back injury while playing against Glamorgan in April and has had to pull out of his deal

Patel, 34, will connect up with the Durham crew in front of the following week’s Title apparatus against Yorkshire and will be accessible for a limit of seven top of the line games. He will assume control over the expert spinner’s job from Lancashire’s Matt Parkinson, who was credited to the club keep going month on a fourteen day bargain and highlighted in their innings triumph over Derbyshire at Chester-le-Road.
A demonstrated worldwide spinner with New Zealand, Patel has 48 Test wickets to his name, including a significant take of 10 for 119 against India in 2021, when he turned into the third bowler in Test history – after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble – to guarantee every one of the ten wickets in an in
On his Test debut in 2018 he was named Player of the Match after getting five second-innings wickets in an exhilarating four-run prevail upon Pakistan. His top notch record for Focal Regions in New Zealand contains 314 wickets from 88 games, with 22 five-fors and four 10-wicket pulls.
Durham will be the third region for whom he has played, after a spell with Yorkshire in 2019 and a further trip for Glamorgan the previous summer, where he got 14 wickets in four appearances.
“I’ve completely delighted in region cricket each time I have had the potential chance to play and I’m truly energized and appreciative to join Durham,” Patel said. “I have heard a ton of extraordinary things about the club, can hardly hold on to move past there and stall out in!”
Overseer of Cricket, Marcus North added: “We are eager to have gotten the marking of one more global spinner in Ajaz Patel. Ajaz is demonstrated in global cricket with New Zealand and has performed effectively all over the planet.
“With the deficiency of Matt Kuhnemann, it was critical that we got a spinner that will proceed to fortify and adjust our red ball side, and with the expansion of Ajaz this ought to empower us to keep on being powerful in all circumstances.”



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