Cricket

Ackermann named captain, signs Leicestershire extension

2018-07-03 11:57
Colin Ackermann (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Warriors batsman Colin Ackermann has extended his contract with English county club, Leicestershire for this season's T20 Blast campaign that starts on July 5.

The 27-year-old has extended his stay until at least the end of the 2020 season and has also been named as T20 captain of Leicestershire Foxes.

Ackermann has scored almost 1 000 runs in 20 innings in 2018 and is leading the run-scoring charts in four-day County Championship Division Two - scoring 689 runs at a mightily impressive 68.90.

"I am extremely pleased to be extending my contract with the Foxes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I look forward to more good times to come. It is a great honour to be captaining the Foxes in the Blast and we'll be looking to go one better than last season and make Finals Day," Ackermann told the club's official website.

The George-born cricketer was a key figure in the side that reached the T20 knockout stages in 2017.

He scored 255 runs, including two calm unbeaten fifties to guide the Foxes to wins against Lancashire Lightning and Yorkshire Vikings, and took a career-best 3-21 in the victory at Birmingham Bears.

Ackermann was also named as captain of the team when Clint McKay was injured.

His first game in charge of the Foxes will be the tournament opener against Northants Steelbacks at Wantage Road on Wednesday.

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