South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren wll return to Hampshire © Getty Images
South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren will return to Hampshire © Getty Images

South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren shall return to Hampshire for the 2016 season, after helping the club, who was struggling from an unlikely return from being assigned to a lower position. McLaren was named in a late-season loan deal.  The south-coast county  confirmed their LV= County Championship Division One survival, at the last day of the series by winning at Nottinghamshire. Hampshire winning at Durham, was highly influenced by the presence of the 32-year-old player, who took seven wickets in his first game. However, McLaren shall be available to playing for Hampshire,  in all formats next summer, after the player signs a deal for the whole season, reports FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs South Africa 2nd Test at Bengaluru

McLaren said, “I am delighted to have agreed to return to Hampshire for 2016, My first experience with the county at the end of the 2015 season was hugely enjoyable and I was delighted to play a part in helping the county retain first division status. I look forward to returning in April and helping the county challenge across the board for silverware.” ALSO READ: AB de Villiers’ 100th Test at Bangalore: Home match for a South African against India

Giles White, the Hampshire director of cricket, trust’s completely on Ryan McLaren and in his opinion, getting an experienced player like McLaren for a full-season, will provide a good base for the next summer. He said, “Ryan came into the team at the back end of last season, impressed everyone and proved to be a great fit for us, He gives the team balance, is an excellent professional and performs in both red and white ball cricket. Having an overseas player around for the whole season is a big bonus and we look forward to meeting up with him in pre-season.”

Played in two Tests and 66 limited-overs internationals and playing for three Indian Premier League seasons, McLaren has a excellent experience across all formats.