James Faulkner played for Lancashire in 2015    Getty Images
James Faulkner played for Lancashire in 2015 Getty Images

James Faulkner has been roped in by Lancashire County for a period of two-years. He will feature in England s T20 competition for them. He played a pivotal part in Lancashire’s domestic T20 championship winning campaign in 2015, scalping 25 wickets in 13 games, and also scoring 302 runs in the competition.

According to Cricbuzz, coach Glen Chapple was quoted saying, “I’m really pleased to have secured the services of James for the next two years in the T20 Blast. He is a world-class cricketer and he played an important role in our success in 2015 when we won the competition.

OnFaulkner s tenure

“Signing James on a two-year contract gives us some continuity and stability in terms of our T20 overseas player which is what we were looking for so we’re thrilled to bring him back to Emirates Old Trafford.”

Faulkner sounded elated on the signing.

On rejoining Lancashire

“I absolutely loved my time with the club in 2015 and finals Day at Edgbaston still lives very long in the memory for me. I’m very excited to come back and work with Glen Chapple and the rest of the squad who are an extremely talented and exciting group of players. Old Trafford is an amazing place to play cricket and I can’t wait to reunite with the squad next summer. I’m determined to win the T20 Blast trophy back for the Club.”

Interestingly, it was during his first stint at Lancashire that saw Faulkner pick up a two-year driving back due to a drink and driving case. This resulted in Cricket Australia imposing a heavy fine and a four-match ban on the all-rounder.

Lancashire play their first T20 blast game against Worcestershire on July 5, 2018.