Simon Kerrigan has played only one Test for England in 2013 against Australia © Getty Images
Simon Kerrigan has played only one Test for England in 2013 against Australia © Getty Images

England spinner Simon Kerrigan signs a new two-year deal with Lancashire. Kerrigan has been vocal about his love for the club. Kerrigan has been a part of the Lancashire team which won the County Championship title in 2013. Kerrigan has played only one Test match for England when he was called up in the side for The Ashes 2013. Although, he did not have a promising start of his career as he got hammered for 53 runs in his 8 overs. Former Australian batsman Shane Watson did not spare him as he took him on and scored boundaries off his overs. Kerrigan’s First-Class record has been impressive taking 294 wickets in 96 games which includes 12 five-wicket hauls in an innings and two 10-wicket hauls in a match. His 9 for 51 against Hampshire in 2011 at Edgbaston can be considered his best performance till date. ALSO READ: Ryan ten Doeschate’s Essex ready to wrap up Division Two title

The 27-year-old was ecstatic upon renewal of his deal with Lancashire as he told Sportinglife, “I’m very proud to have signed a new contract with the club I love. We’ve got a young, talented and developing squad here at Emirates Old Trafford with a lot of potential and it is one I’m hugely excited to be a part of.” ALSO READ: Hampshire seamer James Tomlinson announces retirement

Former England spinner as well as Lancashire’s head coach and cricket director Ashley Giles too is happy about Kerrigan’s new deal as he praised him. Giles said, “He is a senior figure within the changing room and he has significant importance both on the field and off it. His first-class record speaks for itself and he’s a valuable part of our squad moving forward.”