Birmingham Bears Land All-rounder Chris Green for Vitality Blast

Birmingham Bears Land All-rounder Chris Green for Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears Land All-rounder Chris Green for Vitality Blast
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Birmingham Bears have moved swiftly to replace the injured Ashton Agar by securing a Vitality Blast contract with Australian off-spinning all-rounder Chris Green.

Green (25) has been part of the Sydney Thunder squad in the Big Bash since the 2014/15 season and was a member of the team that was crowned champions in the following season. Chris has also played for the Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandar’s in the Pakistan Super League as well as the Northern Warriors team which lifted the inaugural T10 trophy in the UAE in 2018.   

He joins the Bears following his role with Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada, where he was the tournament’s second leading wicket taker, and now joins the Bears for all seven remaining group games before joining up with Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League.

Paul Farbrace, Sport Director, said: “We’re naturally delighted that we have been able to bring in a player of Chris’ talent and experience at such short notice.

“As an off-spinner, Chris is quite unique by having a lot of experience of bowling his overs at the top of the innings, in the powerplay. As a batsman, he also has the ability to clear the ropes, which will gives our middle order more depth and firepower.

“We all look forward to welcoming him to Edgbaston as a Bear, and hopefully helping us reach the knockout stages.”

Chris Green said: “I am delighted to joining the Bears for their upcoming Vitality Blast matches and I am very grateful for the opportunity. It has been a busy few days finishing up my stint in Toronto at the GT20 and I am really looking forward to joining up with the players and coaches and hopeful I can put in a some good performances.”  

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