Gloucestershire have signed Australia speedy bowler Dan Worrall for the primary part of the 2018 season. Worrall, who performed 3 ODIs in 2016, will likely be to be had to play within the Championship and Royal London Cup.
There was a robust Australian connection at Gloucestershire, with Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft and Peter Handscomb all turning out at Bristol in fresh seasons. Klinger is reduced in size to the membership till 2019 however his availability is unsure after he published in December that his spouse was once fighting most cancers.
Worrall, 26, got here via at South Australia and was once referred to as as much as the one-day facet after a robust 2015-16 season in Sheffield Protect when he claimed 44 wickets at 26.18. He made his ODI debut towards Eire on Australia’s excursion of South Africa, enjoying in two extra video games sooner than returning to the home ranks.
In top quality cricket, Worrall has taken 115 wickets at 31.17 and his taste of swing and seam bowling must be fitted to England. He has additionally performed within the Large Bash League for Melbourne Stars.
“It’s been a protracted held ambition of mine to play county cricket and I’m thankful to Gloucestershire for offering me with an opportunity to try this,” Worrall mentioned. “I’ve heard handiest certain issues about the possibility of the squad being advanced at Bristol and look ahead to contributing to a a hit 2018.
“I imagine that I can be fitted to bowling neatly in English stipulations and I will’t wait to get began.”
Worrall is anticipated to reach on the membership for the beginning of the season and be to be had till July 2. He’s going to be certainly one of a number of Australian seamers plying their business in England, with Worrall’s fellow Redback Joe Mennie at Lancashire, Peter Siddle at Essex and Sussex reportedly lining up every other South Australian, Chadd Sayers.
“It is nice to have Dan becoming a member of us for the primary a part of the season. I have had some actually certain comments relating to his bowling, which must go well with English stipulations,” Gloucestershire’s head trainer, Richard Dawson, mentioned.
“He bowls a complete duration with respectable tempo and has just right one-day abilities. He’s going to upload intensity and enjoy to our bowling assault for the beginning of the season. We are all having a look ahead to having him right here in Bristol.”