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Turner signs for Worcestershire in T20 Vitality Blast

Turner signs for Worcestershire in T20 Vitality Blast

Worcestershire Rapids have acquired the services of Ashton Turner who will be one of their overseas players for the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign. He will be available for the team through the entire campaign and will accompany Hamish Rutherford as the other overseas signing for the club.

Speaking about Turner’s signing, Paul Pridgeon, Worcestershire Cricket Steering Group Chairman said: “We are very pleased to sign Ashton. He is a promising, young player which fits our profile and hopefully, he will fit nicely into our set-up.

“He is a top-order batter, batting four or five at the moment in the Australian T20 side. His stats stack up. We’ve seen footage of him and have done our homework – he looks a decent player. He is also a terrific fielder which helps, and is important in T20 cricket.”

Turner has played 10 T20Is and three one-dayers for Australia, after having made his Big bash League debut in the 2013-14 season. He did make an impact with his big-hitting for the national side but endured a poor run in the Indian Premier League, earlier this year. In 83 T20 games, he has scored 1166 runs at a strike rate of 136.05.

Meanwhile, Worcs signed top-order batsman Jake Libby on a three-year deal. The 26-year-old was with the Nottinghamshire since 2014.

“The time is right to move into a new phase of my career and take on a fresh challenge. I’ve hugely enjoyed my time at Trent Bridge and will forever be grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to prove myself as a professional cricketer,” Libby said.

“Working with the coaching staff and alongside the caliber of batsmen at Notts has allowed me to progress and mature as a cricketer. I’ve also relished the chances I’ve been given in the past couple of seasons to develop my limited-overs game.”

“Working with the coaching staff and alongside the caliber of batsmen at Notts has allowed me to progress and mature as a cricketer. I’ve also relished the chances I’ve been given in the past couple of seasons to develop my limited-overs game,” he added.

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